Nectonematoidea

plural noun Nec·to·nematoidea \¦nektō+\

Definition of Nectonematoidea

  1. :  a cosmopolitan order (coextensive with a family Nectonematidae and genus Nectonema) of Nematomorpha comprising marine hairworms with a parasitic stage in various crustaceans, a double row of natatory bristles, and an expansive pseudocoel — compare gordioidea

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Origin and Etymology of nectonematoidea

New Latin, from Nectonemat-, Nectonema (from nect- + -nema) + -oidea


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