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variant of before a vowel or h: nematic.


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  • Nemathecium

    [nem-uh-thee-shee-uh m, -see-uh m] /ˌnɛm əˈθi ʃi əm, -si əm/ noun, plural nemathecia [nem-uh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌnɛm əˈθi ʃi ə, -si ə/ (Show IPA) 1. a wartlike protuberance on the thallus of certain red algae, containing tetraspores, antheridia, or cystocarps.

  • Nemathelminth

    [nem-uh-thel-minth] /ˌnɛm əˈθɛl mɪnθ/ noun 1. any worm of the phylum Nemathelminthes (now usually broken up into several phyla), including the nematodes and hairworms, having an elongated, unsegmented, cylindrical body. /ˌnɛməˈθɛlmɪnθ/ noun 1. any unsegmented worm of the group Nemathelminthes, including the nematodes, nematomorphs, and acanthocephalans

  • Nematic

    [ni-mat-ik] /nɪˈmæt ɪk/ adjective, Physical Chemistry. (of liquid crystals) 1. noting a mesomorphic state in which the arrangement of the molecules is linear. /nɪˈmætɪk/ adjective 1. (chem) (of a substance) existing in or having a mesomorphic state in which a linear orientation of the molecules causes anisotropic properties Compare smectic See also liquid crystal

  • Nematocide

    [nem-uh-tuh-sahyd, ni-mat-uh-] /ˈnɛm ə təˌsaɪd, nɪˈmæt ə-/ noun 1. a substance or preparation used for killing nematodes parasitic to plants. nematocide nem·a·to·cide (něm’ə-tĭ-sīd’, nə-māt’ĭ-) or nem·a·ti·cide n. A substance or preparation used to kill nematodes. nem’a·to·cid’al (-sīd’l) adj.

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