noun Aph·e·len·chus \ˌafəˈleŋkəs\

Definition of Aphelenchus

  1. :  a genus of rhabditoid nematode worms that is the type of the family Aphelenchidae and that includes several important plant pathogens

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Origin and Etymology of aphelenchus

New Latin, from Greek aphelēs simple, literally, smooth + enchos spear; from the absence of basal knobs on the stylet

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