Secernentasidamedical dictionary

A class of nematodes possessing lateral canals opening into the excretory system and phasmids; it includes most of the familiar nematode parasites of humans and domestic animals, including the soil-borne nematodes, strongyles, and filiariae.

See: Adenophorasida.

Synonyms: Phasmidia, Secernentia.

Origin: L. Secerno, to separate, hide

(05 Mar 2000)

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