plural noun

: a large order of Aphasmidia comprising free-living and parasitic nematode worms having the esophagus more or less clearly divided into three regions, usually three or six lips, and the musculature meromyarian or polymyarian

Word History


New Latin, from Rhabditis + -ida

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“Rhabditida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhabditida. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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