nemat-

combining form
variants: or nemato-

Definition of nemat-

1 :thread
  • nematocyst
2 :nematode
  • nematology

Origin and Etymology of nemat-

New Latin, from Greek nēmat-, from nēmat-, nēma, from nēn to spin — more at needle


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