nematode worm

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Noun1.nematode worm - unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both endsnematode worm - unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
worm - any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
Aschelminthes, Nematoda, phylum Aschelminthes, phylum Nematoda - unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms
Ascaris lumbricoides, common roundworm - intestinal parasite of humans and pigs
Ascaridia galli, chicken roundworm - intestinal parasite of domestic fowl
Enterobius vermicularis, pinworm, threadworm - small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children
eelworm - any of various small free-living plant-parasitic roundworms
Tylenchus tritici, wheat eel, wheat eelworm, wheatworm - small roundworm parasitic on wheat
trichina, Trichinella spiralis - parasitic nematode occurring in the intestines of pigs and rats and human beings and producing larvae that form cysts in skeletal muscles
hookworm - parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts
filaria - slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates; transmitted as larvae by biting insects
Dracunculus medinensis, Guinea worm - parasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebrates
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It will start by developing a system with behavioural complexity roughly equivalent to that of a nematode worm called Caenorhabditis elegans, before moving on to something more akin to insect-level complexity.
Both retired business developer Mr Stuart and father-of-six Mr Hughes contracted the rare nematode worm from their donor in what was the first human-tohuman transmission.
Ascaris lumbricoides is a parasitic nematode worm that primarily infects children in impoverished conditions throughout the tropics.
On the identity of the nematode worm recovered from humpsore of cattle in India.
The tiny Nematode worm, despite appearing to be far-removed from the human species, is a useful tool for scientists who want to explore how our bodies work.
When the family sat down to dinner the following Sunday, there was cod on Stephen's plate plus the dead nematode worm.
Experiments: To investigate lifespan, the researchers compared the longevity of four species of nematode worm (Caenorhabditis elegans, Caenorhabditis briggsae, Caenorhabditis remanei and Caenorhabditis brenneri) and also the expression of DAF-16.
The nematode worm, which has a spear-shaped head, attacks the roots of the grass.
In the centre of the abscesses were cross-sections of a necrotic nematode worm, about 0.2 mm in diameter, and surrounded by a Splendore-Hoeppli reaction.
It is caused by a nematode worm that can live inside the human body for years.
Their work, based on studies of a tiny nematode worm, could lead to treatments and even cures for diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Aids as well as heart attacks.