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Nematomorpha

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noun plural Nem·a·to·mor·pha \ˌnem-ət-ə-ˈmȯr-fə, nə-ˌmat-ə-\

Medical Definition of Nematomorpha

  1. :  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

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