noun Cri·co·ne·ma \ˌkrīkəˈnēmə\

Definition of Criconema

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of criconema

New Latin, from crico- + Greek nēma thread — more at needle

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