nemathelminth

[ nem-uh-thel-minth ]
/ ˌnɛm əˈθɛl mɪnθ /

noun

any worm of the phylum Nemathelminthes (now usually broken up into several phyla), including the nematodes and hairworms, having an elongated, unsegmented, cylindrical body.

Nearby words

  1. nem. diss.,
  2. nemaline myopathy,
  3. neman,
  4. nemat-,
  5. nemathecium,
  6. nematic,
  7. nemato-,
  8. nematocide,
  9. nematocyst,
  10. nematoda

Origin of nemathelminth

First recorded in 1885–90; nemat- + helminth

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British Dictionary definitions for nemathelminth

nemathelminth

/ (ˌnɛməˈθɛlmɪnθ) /

noun

any unsegmented worm of the group Nemathelminthes, including the nematodes, nematomorphs, and acanthocephalans
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