Nematomorpha

noun plural
Nem·​a·​to·​mor·​pha | \ ˌnem-ət-ə-ˈmȯr-fə How to pronounce Nematomorpha (audio) , nə-ˌmat-ə- How to pronounce Nematomorpha (audio) \

Medical Definition of Nematomorpha

: a phylum that is related to the phylum Aschelminthes and comprises the horsehair worms which were formerly often grouped with the nematodes but are distinguished from these by possession of a true body cavity, gonads discontinuous with their ducts, and an atrophied digestive tract in the adult

Other Words from Nematomorpha

nematomorph \ ˈnem-​ət-​ə-​ˌmȯrf How to pronounce nematomorph (audio) , nə-​ˈmat-​ə-​ How to pronounce nematomorph (audio) \ noun or adjective

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“Nematomorpha.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Nematomorpha. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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