root-knot nematode

noun

Definition of root-knot nematode

: any of several small plant-parasitic nematodes (genus Meloidogyne) that cause root knot

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Recent Examples on the Web Parasitic Nematodes Don't confuse these beneficial nematodes with destructive root-knot nematodes. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of root-knot nematode

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Root-knot nematode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root-knot%20nematode. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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