Definition of nematode in English:

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nematode

Pronunciation: /ˈnēməˌtōd/

noun

Zoology A worm of the large phylum Nematoda, such as a roundworm or threadworm.
Example sentences
  • The ecdysozoans are supposed to include arthropods, priapulids and nematodes.
  • He discovered microscopic animals such as nematodes and rotifers.
  • By far most species of animals are insects, with groups such as mollusks and nematodes also being especially diverse.

Words that rhyme with nematode

trematode

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Syllabification: nem·a·tode

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