Chiloplacus

noun Chi·lop·la·cus \ kīˈläpləkəs \

Definition of Chiloplacus

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of chiloplacus

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


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