Definition of rhabditid in US English:

rhabditid

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the family Rhabditidae or the order Rhabditida of parasitic and (mainly) free-living nematodes characterized by a rhabditiform oesophagus.

noun

Zoology
  • A rhabditid nematode.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Journal of Parasitology. From rhabditis + -id, after scientific Latin Rhabditidae, family name, or (in later use) scientific Latin Rhabditida, order name.

Pronunciation

rhabditid

/ˈrabdɪtɪd/