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

Definition of Dorylaimina

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

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Origin and Etymology of dorylaimina

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

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