nemato

nemato-

a combining form with the meaning “thread,” “threadlike organism, especially a nematode,” used in the formation of compound words: nematocyst.
Also, especially before a vowel or h, nemat-.


Origin:
combining form representing Greek nēmat- (stem of nêma) thread, yarn, that which is spun; see -o-

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nemato- or (before a vowel) nemat-
 
combining form
indicating a threadlike form: nematocyst
 
[from Greek nēma thread]
 
nemat- or (before a vowel) nemat-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek nēma thread]

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nemato- or nemat-
pref.
Thread; threadlike: nematocyst.

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