plural noun
Dor·​y·​lai·​mi·​na | \ ˌdȯrəˈlīmənə \

Definition of Dorylaimina

: a suborder of Enoplida including free-living and parasitic nematodes lacking setae but having a buccal stylet — compare dioctophymatina , enoplina

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History and Etymology for Dorylaimina

New Latin, from Dorylaimus, genus of nematode worms (from dory- + Greek laimos throat, gullet) + -ina

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“Dorylaimina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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