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Meaning of NEMATODE

Pronunciation:  'nemu`towd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic

NEMATODE is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: nematode worm, roundworm
 See Also: Ascaridia galli, Ascaris lumbricoides, Aschelminthes, chicken roundworm, common roundworm, Dracunculus medinensis, eelworm, Enterobius vermicularis, filaria, Guinea worm, hookworm, Nematoda, phylum Aschelminthes, phylum Nematoda, pinworm, threadworm, trichina, Trichinella spiralis, Tylenchus tritici, wheat eel, wheat eelworm, wheatworm, worm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nem"a*tode\, a. & n. (Zo["o]l.)
Same as {Nematoid}.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An unsegmented pseudocoelomate worm (such as <I>C. elegans</I>)belonging to the phylum Nematoda which is generally round, one to two millimeters in length, and pointed at both ends. There are both parasitic and free-living species. The parasites can be found in all types of animals (both vertebrates and invertebrates) and in plants. The free-living species can be found in shallow water environments (both salt and fresh) and in terrestrial ones (soils).