a combining form with the meaning “thread,” “threadlike organism, especially a nematode,” used in the formation of compound words: nematocyst.
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Also especially before a vowel or h, nemat-.
Origin of nemato-
combining form representing Greek nēmat- (stem of nêma) thread, yarn, that which is spun; see -o-
Words nearby nemato-
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British Dictionary definitions for nemato-
before a vowel nemat-
indicating a threadlike formnematocyst
Word Origin for nemato-
from Greek nēma thread
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Medical definitions for nemato-
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