Neo·​aplec·​ta·​na | \ ¦nē(ˌ)ō(ˌ)āˈplektənə \

Definition of Neoaplectana

: 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

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History and Etymology for Neoaplectana

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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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