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nematode

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noun nem·a·tode \ˈne-mə-ˌtōd\

Definition of nematode

  1. :  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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