nematode

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noun nem·a·tode \ˈne-mə-ˌtōd\

Definition of nematode

  1. :  any of a phylum (Nematoda or Nemata) of elongated cylindrical worms parasitic in animals or plants or free-living in soil or water —called also roundworm

Origin and Etymology of nematode

ultimately from Greek nēmat-, nēma


First Known Use: 1865


Medical Dictionary

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nematode

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adjective nem·a·tode \ˈnem-ə-ˌtōd\

Medical Definition of nematode

  1. :  of or relating to the phylum Nematoda


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nematode

noun nem·a·tode

Medical Definition of nematode

  1. :  any worm of the phylum Nematoda


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