noun nem·a·tode \ˈne-mə-ˌtōd\

Definition of NEMATODE

:  any of a phylum (Nematoda or Nemata) of elongated cylindrical worms parasitic in animals or plants or free-living in soil or water —called also roundworm

Origin of NEMATODE

ultimately from Greek nēmat-, nēma
First Known Use: 1865
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