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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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Pupils found positive for helminth parasites were referred to medical doctors for deworming and to address other health-related concerns.
Among helminths, nematode and trematode parasites of ruminants have worldwide distributions (Rafique et al.
Egg per gram of feces is an important tool to scrutinize helminth egg level in fecal samples of flocks, assists the herd owners to decide when or whether to drench sheep.
A total of nine helminth species were found during the present investigation, where Nematodes were at the highest rate as compared to that of trematodes and cestodes.
5] It has been reported that, globally, among the intestinal helminths, Ascaris lumbricoides, hook worm, and Trichuris tricihura affect 1.
6] showed the prevalence of soil transmitted helminths to be high with Ancylostoma duodenale, followed by Ascaris lumbricoides.
The eyes, eye cavities, viscera (heart, spleen, liver, kidney and gonads), and intestinal tract (intestinal mesentery, intestinal lumen, pyloric ceca and stomach) were examined for helminth parasites.
The helminth Trichuris suis suppresses TLR4-induced inflammatory responses in human macrophages [abstract].