golden nematode


: a small yellowish nematode worm (Globodera rostochiensis synonym Heterodera rostochiensis) probably of South American origin that is a pest of solanaceous crops and especially potatoes

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of golden nematode was in 1946

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“Golden nematode.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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