variants or less commonly nematogene
plural -s
: 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

Word History


nemat- + -gen

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“Nematogen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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