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)
: 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
nematomorph noun or adjective

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“Nematomorpha.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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