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roundworm

 [round´werm]
any member of the class nematoda, somewhat resembling common earthworms in appearance; many are found as parasites in humans or other animals. Those most frequently infecting humans include Ascaris lumbricoides (see ascariasis); Enterobius vermicularis (the pinworm; see enterobiasis); the hookworm (see hookworm disease); the filaria (see filariasis); and the trichina (see trichinosis).

nem·a·tode

(nem'ă-tōd),
A common name for any roundworm of the phylum Nematoda.

nematode

(nĕm′ə-tōd′, nē′mə-)
n.
Any of numerous worms of the phylum Nematoda, having unsegmented cylindrical bodies often narrowing at each end, and including free-living species that are abundant in soil and water, and species that are parasites of plants and animals, such as eelworms, pinworms, and hookworms. Also called roundworm.

nem′a·tode′ adj.

nematode

Roundworm, see there.

nem·a·tode

(nem'ă-tōd)
A common name for any roundworm of the phylum Nematoda.

nematode

any member of the phylum Nematoda, containing roundworms such as ASCARIS.

Nematode

A type of roundworm with a long, unsegmented body, usually parasitic on animals or plants.

nem·a·tode

(nem'ă-tōd)
A common name for any roundworm of the phylum Nematoda.
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On the small side in the humus fauna are the bacteria, protozoa, and nematode worms. When my childhood play days led me into the dirt, this minuscule life was hidden to me; I could not have imagined its extent, even if someone had explained it to me.
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Dr David Weinkove, of Durham University's School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, will use the PS74,993 grant to fund a pilot study to produce proteins from nematode worms for research and therapeutic use.
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