Pronunciation: (gāps, gaps), [key]
—n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. Vet. Pathol.a parasitic disease of poultry and other birds, characterized by frequent gaping due to infestation of the trachea and bronchi with gapeworms.
2. a fit of yawning.
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