nematogen

noun ne·mat·o·gen \nə̇ˈmatəjə̇n, ˈnemət-, -ˌjen\
variants: less commonly

nematogene

\-ˌjēn\

Definition of nematogen

plural

-s

  1. :  the form of a mesozoan of the order Dicyemida that occurs in the immature host and that consists of an outer layer of cells enclosing one or more large elongated axial cells which give rise to other nematogens by means of agametes — compare rhombogen

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Origin and Etymology of nematogen

nemat- + -gen


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