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helminth

 [hel´minth]
a parasitic worm; see nematode and trematode.

hel·minth

(hel'minth),
An intestinal vermiform parasite, primarily nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, and acanthocephalans.
[G. helmins, worm]

helminth

/hel·minth/ (hel´minth) a parasitic worm.

helminth

(hĕl′mĭnth′)
n.
A parasitic worm, especially a roundworm or tapeworm.

helminth

[hel′minth]
Etymology: Gk, helmins, worm
a worm, especially one of the pathogenic parasites of the division Metazoa, including flukes, tapeworms, and roundworms.

hel·minth

(hel'minth)
Any intestinal vermiform parasite, primarily nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, and acanthocephalans.

helminth

(hĕl′mĭnth) [Gr. helmins, worm]
1. A wormlike animal.
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REPRESENTATIVE HELMINTHS
2. Any animal, either free-living or parasitic, belonging to the phyla Platyhelminthes (flatworms), Acanthocephala (spinyheaded worms), Nemathelminthes (threadworms or roundworms), or Annelida (segmented worms). See: illustration

helminth

A worm, especially a parasitic NEMATODE or fluke (TREMATODE). From the Greek helmins , a worm.

helminth

a PLATYHELMINTH worm.

Helminth

A type of parasitic worm. Threadworms belong to a subcategory of helminths called nematodes, or roundworms.
Mentioned in: Threadworm Infection

hel·minth

(hel'minth)
Intestinal vermiform parasite, primarily nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, and acanthocephalans.

helminth

a parasitic worm; a nematode, cestode or trematode.
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