rab-ˈdīt-əs also -ˈdēt-
: a genus (the type of the family Rhabditidae) of minute nematode worms that have the esophagus clearly divided into three regions, live in soil and organic debris, and occasionally occur as facultative parasites in mammalian tissues including those of humans

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“Rhabditis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Rhabditis. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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