noun Ty·len·chus \-kəs\

Definition of Tylenchus

  1. :  a genus of nematode worms (family Tylenchidae) usually restricted to soil-dwelling forms that are saprophagous or feed on roots but formerly including numerous serious plant parasites (as the bulb eelworm) that are mostly placed in the genus Anguina

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Origin and Etymology of tylenchus

New Latin, from tyl- + Greek enchos spear

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a brief usually trivial fact

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