plural noun

: an order of Aphasmidia comprising free-living or occasionally commensal nematode worms having the esophagus divisible into three regions and the amphids spiral, vesicular, or circular compare enoplida

Word History


New Latin, from Chromadora, genus of nematode worms (from Greek chrōma color + dora skin) + -ida; akin to Greek derein to skin, flay

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“Chromadorida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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