adj. [Gr. mermis, cord]
Pertaining to parasitism by nematodes of the genus Mermis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • mermithized — mer·mi·thized …   English syllables

  • mermithized — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌthīzd adjective Etymology: New Latin Mermithidae + English ize + ed : infested with mermithid worms used especially of ants …   Useful english dictionary

  • mermithergate — |mərmə̇th+ noun Etymology: New Latin Mermith , Mermis + English ergate : a worker ant hypertrophied and altered in bodily form by parasitic nematodes compare mermithized …   Useful english dictionary

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