mermithophore
n. [Gr. mermis, cord; pherein, to carry]
(NEMATA)
An anomalous form resulting from parasitism by the nematode Mermis; a mermithaner, mermithergate, mermithogyne, mermithostratiote.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • mermithaner — n. [Gr. mermis, cord; aner, male] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Male Formicidae parasitized by the nematode Mermis; a mermithophore …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • mermithergate — n. [Gr. mermis, cord; ergates, worker] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Formicidae, a worker parasitized by the nematode Mermis; a mermithophore …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • mermithogyne — n. [Gr. mermis, cord; gyne, woman] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A female Formicidae parasitized by the nematode Mermis; a mermithophore …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • mermithostratiote — n. [Gr. mermis, cord; stratiotes, soldier] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Soldier Formicidae parasitized by the nematode Mermis; a mermithophore …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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