plural noun
Rhab·​dit·​i·​da | \ rabˈditədə \

Definition of Rhabditida

: 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

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New Latin, from Rhabditis + -ida

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“Rhabditida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhabditida. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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