: a genus of predatory nematodes (order Chromadorida) usually having a single pharyngeal tooth and living in fresh water and in soil where they have been estimated to number up to 300,000,000 to the acre

Word History


New Latin, from mon- + -onchus (modification of Greek onkos barbed hook)

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“Mononchus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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