Meaning of anguillule in English:


Pronunciation /aŋˈɡwɪljuːl/


rare, historical
  • Any of various nematodes, especially ones that are free-living or parasitic on plants.

    Most of these nematodes may at some time been included in the genus Anguillula or the former family Anguillulidae.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Farmer's Magazine. From French anguillule from scientific Latin Anguillula, genus name, specific use of post-classical Latin anguillula little eel from classical Latin anguilla eel + -ula.