any of a phylum (Nemata) of worms, often parasites of animals and plants, with long, cylindrical, unsegmented bodies and a heavy cuticle, as the hookworm or pinworm; roundworm
Origin of nematodefrom Modern Latin Nematoda: see nemato- and -ode
Any of numerous worms of the phylum Nematoda, having unsegmented cylindrical bodies often narrowing at each end, and including free-living species that are abundant in soil and water, and species that are parasites of plants and animals, such as eelworms, pinworms, and hookworms. Also called roundworm .
Origin of nematodeFrom New Latin Nēmatōda phylum name nemato- New Latin -ōda ( alteration of -oīdea ) ( from neuter pl. of Greek -oeidēs -oid )
- A small invertebrate animal of the phylum Nematoda.