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[ask-hel-min-theez] /ˌæsk hɛlˈmɪn θiz/
noun, Zoology.
a major grouping (formerly a phylum) of small-to-microscopic pseudocoelomate organisms, as the rotifers, nematodes, and gastrotriches, all of which are now classified as separate phyla.
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< New Latin; see asc-, helminth, -es1 Unabridged
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Aschelminthes Asc·hel·min·thes (āsk'hěl-mĭn'thēz')
A phylum of the Metazoa that includes nematodes and other roundworms that are nonsegmented, bilaterally symmetrical, and cylindrical in form, with a pseudocele body cavity and rounded or pointed ends.

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