helminthoid

helminthoid

[hel-min-thoid, hel-min-thoid]
adjective
shaped like a helminth; vermiform; wormlike.

Origin:
1850–55; helminth + -oid

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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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