nemato-


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nemato-

or nemat-
pref.
Thread; threadlike: nematocyst.

[New Latin nēmato-, from Greek nēma, nēmat-, thread; see (s)nē- in Indo-European roots.]

nemato-

or before a vowel

nemat-

combining form
indicating a threadlike form: nematocyst.
[from Greek nēma thread]

nemato-

a combining form with the meaning “thread,” “threadlike organism, esp. a nematode”: nematocyst. Also, esp. before a vowel or h, nemat-.
[comb. form representing Greek nēmat-, s. of nêma thread, yarn, that which is spun; see -o-]