: a genus of nematode worms (order Rhabditida) that are parasitic in insects and that include one form (N. glaseri) which has been used in attempts to establish biological control of the Japanese beetle

Word History


New Latin, from ne- + Aplectana, genus of nematode worms, from a- + -plectana (from Greek plektanē coil, from plekein to plait, twine)

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“Neoaplectana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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