Ditylenchus

noun
Dit·​y·​len·​chus | \ ˌditᵊlˈeŋkəs \

Definition of Ditylenchus

: a genus of small slender nematode worms (family Tylenchidae) including serious plant parasites (as the potato rot nematode and the bulb eelworm) as well as a number of harmless soil forms and commensals

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History and Etymology for Ditylenchus

New Latin, from Greek ditylos having two humps (from di- + tylos callus, lump, penis) + enchos spear, lance

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“Ditylenchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ditylenchus. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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