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

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History and Etymology for Criconema

New Latin, from crico- + Greek nēma thread

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“Criconema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Criconema. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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