nematoid

1 of 2

adjective

nem·​a·​toid
ˈneməˌtȯid
variants or nematoidean
¦⸗⸗¦tȯidēən
1
: resembling or related to the Nematoda
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nematoid

2 of 2

noun

"
variants or nematoidean
"
plural -s
1
: a nematoid worm : nemathelminth
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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

nematoid from New Latin Nematoidea; nematoidean from New Latin Nematoidea + English -an, adjective suffix

Noun

nematoid from New Latin Nematoidea; nematoidean from New Latin Nematoidea + English -an, noun suffix

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“Nematoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nematoid. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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