Definitions for "Nematodes"
Microscopic, wormlike organisms that feed on plant roots.
A large category of small, unsegmented worms. The type of nematode found in soil is a microscopic worm that plays an important role in the breakdown and recycling of organic matter. Some beneficial species feed on insect larvae and help control harmful insects. Other nematodes are parasites, and cause harm to plant roots and animals.
Small (0.5 to 1.5mm) worm-like organisms abundant in many soils often attacking many crops and reducing yield.