plural noun

: a family of nematode worms (suborder Tylenchina) that includes a number of saprophagous and rhizophagous forms and a few plant parasites

Word History


New Latin, from Criconemat-, Criconema, type genus + -idae

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“Criconematidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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