Definition of Nematode

1. Noun. Unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic.




Definition of Nematode

1. a. & n. Same as Nematoid.

Definition of Nematode

1. Noun. A small invertebrate animal of the phylum ''Nematoda''. ¹

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Definition of Nematode

1. a kind of worm [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nematode

1. Infection by the nematode Ascaris lumbricoides and is characterised by an early pulmonary phase related to larval migration and a later, prolonged intestinal phase. Adult worms are 15-40 cm in length and maintain themselves in the lumen of the small intestine. Infection occurs after ingesting eggs contained in contaminated food or more commonly, by transmission to the mouth by the hands after contact with contaminated soil. Treatment is with mebendazole or pyrantel pamoate. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nematode

nematics
nematization
nemato-
nematoblast
nematoblasts
nematocalyces
nematocalyx
nematocera
nematocidal
nematocide
nematocides
nematocyst
nematocysts
nematocyte
nematoda
nematode (current term)
nematode infections
nematode sperm
nematode worm
nematodes
nematodiasis
nematodynamic
nematodynamics
nematogen
nematogene
nematogenes
nematogenic
nematogens
nematognath
nematognathi

Literary usage of Nematode

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (Melbourne, Vic.), Royal Society of Victoria (1891)
"On a nematode found in the Stomach of a Copper-head Snake. ... This nematode was found in the stomach of the same- snake as was infested with the fluke ..."

2. The House Fly, Disease Carrier: An Account of Its Dangerous Activities and by Leland Ossian Howard (1911)
"nematode PARASITES OF THE TYPHOID FLY The nematodes, or thread-worms, have long been subjects of observation. They are greatly elongated, thread-like ..."

3. The Sugar-beet in America by Franklin Stewart Harris (1919)
"Sugar-beet nematode (Heterodera schachtii Schmidt). One of the pests that has done most damage to sugar- beets during the last few years is the nematode. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"This nematode seems to have hitherto escaped notice, except for a mention by AE Shipley,- whose specimen did not allow him to investigate its structure. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1878)
"On some nematode Worms from a Chicken, with Remarks on the Causes of recent ... Professor Walley exhibited (microscopically) specimens of a nematode worm ..."

6. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1907)
"... (Together with Some Observations on the Morphology of the Embryo nematode. Filaria Nocturna). By William B. Wherry, MD, and John R. McDill, MD, Manila, ..."

7. Farm and Garden Rule-book: A Manual of Ready Rules and Reference with by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1911)
"... in their nymphal stage. Cut off and burn the tips of the growing shoots in early spring to destroy the eggs. Galls. — See nematode ROOT-GALL, below. ..."

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