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nemato-

1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for nemato-

nemato-

combining form
1.
indicating a threadlike form nematocyst
Word Origin
from Greek nēma thread
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nemato- in Medicine

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

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