noun Dit·y·len·chus \ˌditəlˈeŋkəs\

Definition of Ditylenchus

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of ditylenchus

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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