nematology n. [Gr. nema, thread; logos, discourse] That branch of zoology dealing with nematodes.
Nematomorpha, nematomorphs n.; n.pl. [Gr. nema, thread; morphos, form] A phylum of worm-like animals that are free-living as adults and parasitic in arthropods as juve niles; horsehair worms; gordian worms.
nematophagous a. [Gr. nema, thread; phagein, to eat] Feeding on nematodes.
nematophore n. [Gr. nema, thread; phorein, to carry] (CNID: Hydrozoa) A club-like or capitate ended structure in a hy-droid colony containing nematocysts or adhesive cells; sar-costyle.
nematopore n. [Gr. nema, thread; poros, pore] (BRYO: Stenolaemata) A slender tubular kenozooecium that opens on the backside of the zoarium with tubules directed distally.
nematosis n. [Gr. nema, thread; osis, denotes morbid condition] (NEMATA) A morbid state due to parasitism by nema-todes.
nematosphere n. [Gr. nema, thread; sphaira, ball] (CNID: Anthozoa) In Actinaria, a club-like tentacle tip.
nematostat n. [Gr. nema, thread; stasis, stand] (NEMATA) 1. Any phenomenon that holds a population in equilibrium. 2. A chemical that does not kill nematodes, but paralyzes them.
nematotheca n. [Gr. nema, thread; theke, case] (CNID: Hydrozoa) In Leptomedusae, small stemmed structures from which nematophores develop; one-chambered, single and immovable; two-chambered, shaped like a wineglass, with upper chamber capable of limited movement on its stem.
nematozooid n. [Gr. nema, thread; zoon, animal; eidos, form] (CNID: Hydrozoa) A defense polyp; machozooid; dactylozo-oid.
nema wool (NEMATA) Masses of cryptobiotic nematodes adhering to certain plant tissues (bulbs).
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