An·​gui·​na | \ aŋˈgwīnə, anˈ-, -ēnə \

Definition of Anguina

: a genus of plant-parasitic phasmid nematodes (family Tylenchidae) including several serious pests of cultivated crops and typically forming galls on leaves, stems, or roots — compare anguillulina — see tylenchus

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First Known Use of Anguina

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anguina

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of anguinus

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“Anguina.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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