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

Word History


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

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“Aphelenchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aphelenchus. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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