Palisade worm
Palisade Pal`i*sade", n. [F. palissade, cf. Sp. palizada, It. palizzata, palizzo, LL. palissata; all fr. L. palus a stake, pale. See {Pale} a stake.] 1. (Fort.) A strong, long stake, one end of which is set firmly in the ground, and the other is sharpened; also, a fence formed of such stakes set in the ground as a means of defense. [1913 Webster]

2. Any fence made of pales or sharp stakes. [1913 Webster]

3. A line of bold cliffs, esp. one showing basaltic columns; -- usually in pl., and orig. used as the name of the cliffs on the west bank of the lower Hudson. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Palisade cells} (Bot.), vertically elongated parenchyma cells, such as are seen beneath the epidermis of the upper surface of many leaves.

{Palisade worm} (Zo["o]l.), a nematoid worm ({Strongylus armatus}), parasitic in the blood vessels of the horse, in which it produces aneurisms, often fatal. [1913 Webster]


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  • Strongylus armatus — Palisade Pal i*sade , n. [F. palissade, cf. Sp. palizada, It. palizzata, palizzo, LL. palissata; all fr. L. palus a stake, pale. See {Pale} a stake.] 1. (Fort.) A strong, long stake, one end of which is set firmly in the ground, and the other is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Strongylus equinus — a species parasitic in the intestines of horses; called also palisade worm …   Medical dictionary

  • sclerostome — ˈsklirəˌstōm, ler noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Sclerostoma, genus of nematode worms in former classifications, from scler + stoma : palisade worm …   Useful english dictionary

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