Secernentasida

(redirected from Secernentia)

Se·cer·nen·tas·i·da

(se'sĕr-nen-tas'i-dă),
A class of nematodes possessing lateral canals opening into the excretory system and phasmids; it includes most of the familiar nematode parasites of humans and domestic animals, including the soil-borne nematodes, strongyles, and filiariae.
See also: Adenophorasida.
Synonym(s): Phasmidia, Secernentia
[L. secerno, to separate, hide]