Definition of rhabditis in US English:

rhabditis

noun

Zoology
  • A nematode worm of the genus Rhabditis (order Rhabditida), found in soil, water, and decaying organic matter, and in the larval stage possibly a facultative parasite of mammals. Also (in form Rhabditis): the genus itself.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Medical Times. From scientific Latin Rhabditis, genus name from ancient Greek ῥάβδος rod + scientific Latin -itis.

Pronunciation

rhabditis

/rabˈdʌɪtɪs/