: 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

Word History


New Latin, from tyl- + Greek enchos spear

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“Tylenchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tylenchus. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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