plural noun Gor·di·oi·dea \ˌgȯ(r)dēˈȯidēə\

Definition of Gordioidea

  1. :  an order of Nematomorpha comprising freshwater forms parasitic as larvae in terrestrial or aquatic arthropods, lacking natatory bristles, and having the body cavity largely obscured by mesenchyme

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Origin and Etymology of gordioidea

New Latin, from Gordius + -oidea

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