: a genus of usually saprophagous soil-dwelling nematode worms (family Cephalobidae) sometimes associated with root blindness of seedling plants and with failure of cuttings to root

Word History


New Latin, from chil- + -placus (from Greek plak-, plax anything flat and broad)

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“Chiloplacus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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