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Adenophorea is a class of nematodes. They are unsegmented worms.
- amphids always post-labial, variable shape, pore-like to elaborate.
- deirids not seen.
- phasmids generally absent.
- hypodermal glands present (excretory?) uninucleate.
- simple non-tubular excretory system when present.
- three caudal glands commonly opening through a spinneret at the tail tip.
- male generally has two testes.
- caudal alae rare.
- male with supplement glands in a single ventro-median row.
- sensory papillae in cephalic region and along body.
- generally five esophageal glands.
- marine, freshwater, terrestrial.