Aphelenchus

noun
Aph·e·len·chus | \ˌafəˈleŋkəs\

Definition of Aphelenchus 

: 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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History and Etymology for Aphelenchus

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

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