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roundworm,another name for a nematode. See 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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The name applied to nematodes.
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any nematode worm, esp Ascaris lumbricoides, a common intestinal parasite of man and pigs
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