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phasmid

 [faz´mid]
either of the two caudal chemoreceptors occurring in certain nematodes (Phasmidia).
any nematode containing phasmids.

phas·mid

(faz'mid),
1. One of a pair of caudal chemoreceptors seen in nematodes of the class Secernentasida (Phasmidia).
2. Common name for a member of the class Phasmidia, now Secernentasida.

phasmid

/phas·mid/ (faz´mid)
1. either of the two caudal chemoreceptors occurring in certain nematodes (Phasmidia).
2. any nematode containing phasmids.

phasmid

either of the two caudal chemoreceptors occurring in certain nematodes (Phasmidia).
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The legs, like those of most living phasmids, were slightly curved where they joined the body.
Paleontologists have found precious few phasmid fossils, and they had never previously unearthed one of a leaf insect.
Early in the past century, people found the phasmids on Lord Howe Island, near Balls Pyramid.