noun Pathology.
a disease caused by parasitic worms in the intestines.

1805–15; < Neo-Latin < Greek helminthi(ân) to suffer from worms (see helminth) + -asis -asis

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helminthiasis (ˌhɛlmɪnˈθaɪəsɪs)
infestation of the body with parasitic worms
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek helminthian to be infested with worms]

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helminthiasis hel·min·thi·a·sis (hěl'mĭn-thī'ə-sĭs)
n. pl. hel·min·thi·a·ses (-sēz')
A disease that is caused by infestation with parasitic worms.

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