nematode definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few worms associated with phylum Nematoda, having unsegmented, cylindrical figures, often narrowing at each end, and including parasitic forms including the hookworm and pinworm. Also known as roundworm.
    • A small invertebrate animal of the phylum Nematoda.
    • Any worm of the phylum Nematoda; a roundworm; -- these are typically unsegmented worms having a cylindrical elongated human anatomy. They may stay easily in earth or water, or as parasites in flowers or pets.
    • Same as nematoid.
    • unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living many tend to be parasitic
  • adjective:
    • just like nematoid.

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