Gordioidea

Gordioidea

[‚gȯr·dē′ȯid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of worms belonging to the Nematomorpha in which there is one ventral epidermal cord, a body cavity filled with mesenchymal tissue, and paired gonads.
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Hairworms, or Gordioidea, are fresh water members of the Phylum Nematomorpha.
The biology of Gordius robustus Leidy with a host list and summary of the public health importance of the Gordioidea.
A reevaluation of Gordius aquaticus difficilis Montgomery, 1898 (Nematomorpha, Gordioidea, Gordiidae).