helminth

helminth

[hel-minth]
noun
a worm, especially a parasitic worm.

Origin:
1850–55; < Greek helminth- (stem of hélmins) a kind of worm

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helminth (ˈhɛlmɪnθ)
 
n
any parasitic worm, esp a nematode or fluke
 
[C19: from Greek helmins parasitic worm]
 
helminthoid
 
adj

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helminth hel·minth (hěl'mĭnth')
n.
A worm, especially a parasitic roundworm or tapeworm.

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helminth   (hěl'mĭnth')  Pronunciation Key 
A worm, especially a parasitic roundworm or tapeworm.
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