plural noun

: a suborder of Enoplida being sometimes considered a separate order and including solely the kidney parasite (Dioctophyme renale) distinguished from related nematodes by the absence of both setae and buccal stylet compare dorylaimina , enoplina

Word History


New Latin, from Dioctophymat-, Dioctophyma + -ina

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“Dioctophymatina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dioctophymatina. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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