Pratylenchus

noun

Pra·​ty·​len·​chus
ˌprātᵊlˈeŋkəs,
ˌprat-
: a genus of plant-parasitic nematodes (family Tylenchidae) associated with root rots of various economically important plants compare meadow nematode

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, blend of Latin pratum meadow and New Latin Tylenchus

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“Pratylenchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pratylenchus. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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