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

Definition of Gordioidea

: 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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History and Etymology for Gordioidea

New Latin, from Gordius + -oidea

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an act or instance of returning to life

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