Caenorhabditis

noun
Cae·​no·​rhab·​di·​tis | \ ˌsē-nō-rab-ˈdīt-əs How to pronounce Caenorhabditis (audio) \

Medical Definition of Caenorhabditis

: a genus of nematodes (order Rhabditida) that includes a small typically hermaphroditic soil nematode (C. elegans) which has a transparent body and is extensively studied in laboratories especially in relation to genetics, animal development, and neurobiology

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