Nematodea
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 — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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