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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.

plat·y·hel·minth

(plat'i-hel'minth),
Common name for any flatworm of the phylum Platyhelminthes; any cestode (tapeworm) or trematode (fluke).
[platy- + G. helmins, worm]

platyhelminth

/platy·hel·minth/ (-hel´minth) one of the Platyhelminthes; a flatworm.

platyhelminth

(plăt′ĭ-hĕl′mĭnth)
n.

plat′y·hel·min′thic adj.

plat·y·hel·minth

(plat'i-hel'minth)
Common name for any flatworm of the phylum Platyhelminthes; any cestode (tapeworm) or trematode (fluke).
[platy- + G. helmins, worm]

platyhelminth

A member of the phylum of flatworms that includes flukes, TAPEWORMS, and schistosomes. See LIVER FLUKE and SCHISTOSOMIASIS.

platyhelminth

or

flatworm

any invertebrate of the phylum Platyhelminthes, containing the TAPEWORMS (Cestoda), FLUKES (Trematoda) and planarians (Turbellaria). The Turbellaria are free-living flatworms which are aquatic and inhabit moist places on land. The two other groups are parasitic. They possess only an anterior opening to the gut system, there is no blood system and the animals show BILATERAL SYMMETRY. A mesoderm is present but there is no COELOM.

platyhelminth

one of the Platyhelminthes; the flatworms. Includes cestodes and trematodes, the tapeworms and the flukes.