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helminth

[hel-minth] /ˈhɛl mɪnθ/
noun
1.
a worm, especially a parasitic worm.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Greek helminth- (stem of hélmins) a kind of worm
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British Dictionary definitions for helminths

helminth

/ˈhɛlmɪnθ/
noun
1.
any parasitic worm, esp a nematode or fluke
Derived Forms
helminthoid (ˈhɛlmɪnˌθɔɪd; hɛlˈmɪnθɔɪd) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek helmins parasitic worm
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helminths in Medicine

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

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helminths in Science
helminth
  (hěl'mĭnth')   
A worm, especially a parasitic roundworm or tapeworm.
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