plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Dorylaimina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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