Definition of nematode in English:

nematode

noun

Zoology
  • A worm of the large phylum Nematoda, such as a roundworm or threadworm.

    • ‘The ecdysozoans are supposed to include arthropods, priapulids and nematodes.’
    • ‘By far most species of animals are insects, with groups such as mollusks and nematodes also being especially diverse.’
    • ‘He discovered microscopic animals such as nematodes and rotifers.’
    • ‘When ready to hitch a ride with an insect, however, a nematode rises up on the tip of its tail with its mouth in the air.’
    • ‘Here we investigate the effects of a sexually transmitted nematode on male spermatophylax production.’

Pronunciation:

nematode

/ˈnɛmətəʊd/