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     n 1: any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied
          animals especially of the phyla Annelida and
          Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and
          Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
     2: a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving
        of respect [syn: {louse}, {insect}, {dirt ball}]
     3: a software program capable of reproducing itself that can
        spread from one computer to the next over a network;
        "worms take advantage of automatic file sending and
        receiving features found on many computers"
     4: screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or
     v : to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when
         struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The
         child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
         [syn: {writhe}, {wrestle}, {wriggle}, {squirm}, {twist}]
Source: WordNet® 2.0

worm n. [from `tapeworm' in John Brunner's novel "The Shockwave Rider",
   via XEROX PARC] A program that propagates itself over a network,
   reproducing itself as it goes. Compare {virus}. Nowadays the term has
   negative connotations, as it is assumed that only {cracker}s write
   worms. Perhaps the best-known example was Robert T. Morris's {Great
   Worm} of 1988, a `benign' one that got out of control and hogged
   hundreds of Suns and VAXen across the U.S. See also {cracker}, {RTM},
   {Trojan horse}, {ice}.

Source: The Jargon File

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