Caenorhabditis meaning

A taxonomic genus within the family Rhabditidae — many nematodes, some of which are model organisms in genetics.
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Origin of caenorhabditis

  • From Ancient Greek καινός (kainos, “new”) and Rhabditis (the genus of which it was originally believed to be a subgenus), itself from Ancient Greek ῥάβδος (rhabdos, “rod”) + -ῖτις (itis) (feminine form of -ίτης (itēs))

    From Wiktionary