from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several worms of the phylum Nematoda, having unsegmented, cylindrical bodies, often narrowing at each end, and including parasitic forms such as the hookworm and pinworm. Also called roundworm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small invertebrate animal of the phylum Nematoda.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as nematoid.
- n. Any worm of the phylum Nematoda; a roundworm; -- they are unsegmented worms having a cylindrical elongated body. They may live freely in soil or water, or as parasites in plants or animals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as nematoid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
From New Latin Nēmatōda, phylum name : nemato- + New Latin -ōda (alteration of -oīdea, from neuter pl. of Greek -oeidēs, -oid).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)