(Latin: a suffix; little, small)
Its embryos are discharged through an opening in the skin upon contact with water; from the water they enter the body of a small crustacean, Cyclops, where they undergo larval development. Also known as: dragon worm, guinea worm, Medina worm, and serpent worm.
2. A person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal.
2. A collection of nerve fibers connecting between different regions in the central nervous system.
3. The stalk by which a non-sessile tumor is attached to normal tissue.