nematode worm

nematode worm
unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
Syn: ↑nematode, ↑roundworm
Hypernyms: ↑worm
Member Holonyms: ↑Nematoda, ↑phylum Nematoda, ↑Aschelminthes, ↑phylum Aschelminthes

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