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Thread; threadlike: nematocyst.
nemato-or before a vowel
indicating a threadlike form: nematocyst.
[from Greek nēma thread]
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-]