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nematode,

common name for any worm of the phylum NematodaNematoda
, phylum consisting of about 12,000 known species, and many more predicted species, of worms (commonly known as roundworms or threadworms). Nematodes live in the soil and other terrestrial habitats as well as in freshwater and marine environments; some live on the deep
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nematode

[′nem·ə‚tōd]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any member of the Nematoda.
Of or pertaining to the Nematoda.

nematode

any unsegmented worm of the phylum (or class) Nematoda, having a tough outer cuticle. The group includes free-living forms and disease-causing parasites, such as the hookworm and filaria
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Hanel L (2003) Recovery of soil nematode populations from cropping stress by natural secondary succession to meadow land.
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Once nematodes commit to being a parasite, they have to complete their life cycle," Valerie Williamson, lead author of the study, said in a statement.
It really does look like we've stumbled upon the letters or words of a universal nematode language, the syntax of which we don't yet fully understand," he stated.