from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See nematode.
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- n. An invertebrate animal of the phylum Nematoda. Many species of roundworms are parasites.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nematoid worm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An intestinal parasitic worm, Ascaris lumbricoides, several inches long, infesting the human intestine: distinguished from the similar but much smaller pinworms or threadworms, and from the larger and more formidable flatworms, jointworms, or tapes.
- n. Hence Any member of the class Nematelmintha; a nematoid worm: distinguished from cestoid and trematoid worms, or tapeworms and flukes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
- n. unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
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