from The Century Dictionary.

  • Thread-like, as a worm.
  • noun A threadworm, hairworm, roundworm, or pinworm. Also nematode, nematoidean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Nematoda.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective zoology Of, relating to, or resembling a nematode.


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nematode +‎ -oid


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  • Supposing this primitive stock to have {140} arisen directly from a very lowly organized animal indeed (such as a nematoid worm, or an ascidian, or a jelly-fish), yet it is not easy to believe that less than two thousand million years would be required for the totality of animal development by no other means than minute, fortuitous, occasional, and intermitting variations in all conceivable directions.

    On the Genesis of Species St. George Mivart


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