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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

/flat·worm/ (flat´wurm) an individual organism of the phylum Platyhelminthes.

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.

flatworm

any worm of the phylum Platyhelminthes—the flukes or trematodes, and the cestodes or tapeworms of domestic animals.
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Various parasites infest modern bivalve molluscs, but at least two types of parasites leave traces in their bivalve hosts thus making them ideal for study in the fossil record: trematodes (phylum platyhelminthes, class trematoda, order digenea) and spionid polychaetes (family spionidae, genera polydora, boccardia, and pseudopolyclora) (Blake & Evans 1973, Ruiz & Lindberg 1989).
Twenty-one species from the phyla Annelida, Mollusca, Arthropoda, Platyhelminthes, and Chaetognatha were identified from the experiments (Table 1).