Criconema

noun
Cri·​co·​ne·​ma | \ ˌkrīkəˈnēmə \

Definition of Criconema

: the type genus of Criconematidae including short stout strongly annulated nematode worms with the annular cuticle prolonged into posteriorly directed scales or spines

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Criconema

New Latin, from crico- + Greek nēma thread

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Criconema

Dictionary Entries Near Criconema

cricoid

Criconema

Criconematidae

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Criconema

Cite this Entry

“Criconema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Criconema. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!