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[hel-min-thahy-uh-sis] /ˌhɛl mɪnˈθaɪ ə sɪs/
noun, Pathology.
a disease caused by parasitic worms in the intestines.
Origin of helminthiasis
1805-15; < New Latin < Greek helminthi(ân) to suffer from worms (see helminth) + -asis -asis Unabridged
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  • In this way the helminthiasis nearly proved fatal to my cat.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • Further on, I shall again deal with the helminthiasis due to strongyles.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
British Dictionary definitions for helminthiasis


infestation of the body with parasitic worms
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek helminthian to be infested with worms
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helminthiasis in Medicine

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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