Dioctophymatina

plural noun
Di·​oc·​to·​phy·​ma·​ti·​na | \ -ˌfīməˈtīnə \

Definition of Dioctophymatina

: 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

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History and Etymology for Dioctophymatina

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 1 Mar. 2021.

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