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flatworm

 [flat´werm]
an individual organism of the phylum platyhelminthes; those parasitic in humans include tapeworms and flukes. Called also platyhelminth.

flat·worm

(flat'wŏrm),
A member of the phylum Platyhelminthes, including the parasitic tapeworms and flukes.

flatworm

(flăt′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various parasitic and nonparasitic worms of the phylum Platyhelminthes, such as a tapeworm or a planarian, characteristically having a soft, flat, bilaterally symmetrical body and no body cavity. Also called platyhelminth.

flat·worm

(flat'wŏrm)
A member of the phylum Platyhelminthes, including the parasitic tapeworms and flukes.

flatworm

see PLATYHELMINTH.
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The project entitled "The Flatworm Functional Genomics Initiative (Fugi)" will develop gamechanging research tools for the study and manipulation of parasitic flatworm species responsible for the devastating diseases echinococcosis (hydatid disease) and schistosomiasis (bilharzia), and is set to propel flatworm research into the 21st century.
I tried to call a flatworm to ask what he knew about all this, but just got this answerphone message: "I'm sorry, half of me isn't here at the moment.
AANAT and TPH hav been previously described in different invertebrate taxa such as flatworms (Nishimura et al., 2007), molluscs (Blan et al., 2003), arthropods (Pandey et al., 1983; Withyachum narnkul et al., 1995; Itoh et al., 1997; Bao et al., 2010), and even sea urchins (TPH only) (Yaguchi and Katow, 2003): but as far as we know, this is the first description in a asteroid echinoderm.
Take your pick from slugs, snails, carrot fly, blackfly, greenfly, white fly, cushion scale, leather jackets, wireworm, vine weevil, lily beetle, aphids, capsid bugs, caterpillars, harlequin ladybirds and New Zealand flatworms.
Bilharzias, also known as Schistosomiasis, or snail fever, is a primarily tropical parasitic disease caused by the larvae of one or more of five types of flatworms or blood flukes known as schistosomes.
Frogs and beetles, earwigs and freshwater shrimps, flatworms and ladybirds all fell to our explorers' keen eyes.
Two international research teams have determined the complete genetic sequences of two species of parasitic flatworms that cause schistosomiasis, a debilitating condition also known as snail fever.
I am gratified to report that Democratic members of Congress have demonstrated that they are actually smarter than flatworms. They have learned about the two stimuli associated from what happened to many of their fellow Democrats in the 1994 election--and without having to resort to cannibalism.
Various invertebrates such as honeybees (Braun and Bicker, 1992), crickets (Engle and Hoy 1999), leeches (Burrell et al., 2001), flatworms (Koopowitz, 1974), and mollusks (Bristol and Carew, 2005) have been shown to habituate to irrelevant stimuli.
These flatworms live in freshwater snails, which release the larvae into the water.
The parasitic flatworms live in freshwater snails, which release the larvae into the water.