plural noun

: a family of soil-dwelling or plant-parasitic phasmid nematode worms (superfamily Tylenchoidea) related to the Heteroderidae but usually having a bursa in the male see tylenchulus , tylenchus compare heterodera

Word History


New Latin, from Tylenchus, type genus + -idae

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“Tylenchidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tylenchidae. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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