Nematoidea Nem`a*toi"de*a, prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. nh^ma, nh`matos, thread + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) A phylum of worms, having a long, round, and generally smooth body; the roundworms. Called also {Nematodea}, and more commonly {Nematoda}. Formerly, it was classed as a taxonomic order. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: The trichina, stomach worm, and pinworm of man belong to this group. See also {Vinegar eel}, under {Vinegar}, and {Gapeworm}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Nematoda — Nem a*to da, prop. n. pl. (Zo[ o]l.) A phylum of worms, having a long, round, and generally smooth body; the roundworms. They are mostly parasites, in plants and animals, but some are free living in soil or water. Also called {Nematoidea}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nematoda — Nematoda,   die Fadenwürmer …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Nematoda — Nematoda, Fadenwürmer, ca. 15000 beschriebene, schätzungsweise 100000 Arten umfassende Klasse der ⇒ Nemathelminthes; leben in Meer, Süßwasser und feuchter Erde; spielen als Parasiten eine bedeutende Rolle.     Die N. zeigen trotz großer Vielfalt… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • Nematoda — a class of worms, Modern Latin compound of nemat thread (from Gk. nema, gen. nematos thread, from stem of nein to spin; see NEEDLE (Cf. needle) (n.)) + odes like, of the nature of (see OID (Cf. oid)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Nematoda — Nématodes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nematoda —   Nematodos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Nematoda — Fadenwürmer Heterodera glycines mit einem Ei, ein Parasit der Sojabohne Systematik Unterreich …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nematoda — n. (Zoology) phylum of Nematoda (roundworms, parasites) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Nematoda — noun unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms • Syn: ↑phylum Nematoda, ↑Aschelminthes, ↑phylum Aschelminthes • Hypernyms: ↑phylum • Member Holonyms: ↑Animalia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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