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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).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

nem·a·tode

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

Roundworm, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

nem·a·tode

(nem'ă-tōd)
A common name for any roundworm of the phylum Nematoda.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

nematode

any member of the phylum Nematoda, containing roundworms such as ASCARIS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Nematode

A type of roundworm with a long, unsegmented body, usually parasitic on animals or plants.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

nem·a·tode

(nem'ă-tōd)
A common name for any roundworm of the phylum Nematoda.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Nematode galls may have diverse nutritive tissues, whose patterns are related to the inducing species.
The in planta study clearly demonstrated that the number of nematode galls on tomato roots, the GI, and the number of egg masses, and the number of adult females, per g of root were significantly reduced by means of the application of various preparations of F.
When dried parts of little-known legumes like coffee senna, sun hemp, and jack beans were mixed into potting soils, scientists got reductions as high as 89 percent in the number of nematode galls on the roots of test tomato plants.