C. elegansC. el·e·gans
A nematode (Caenorhabditis elegans) that was the first animal whose genome was completely sequenced and is widely studied by researchers because it has a small genome and transparent skin.
- Caenorhabditis elegans, a species of nematode.
Although the abbreviation C. elegans is most often used in reference to the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, there are several other species (such as Calochortus elegans) whose names are abbreviated in the same way.