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flatworm

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noun flat·worm \-ˌwərm\

Definition of flatworm

  1. :  any of a phylum (Platyhelminthes) of soft-bodied usually much flattened acoelomate worms (as the planarians, flukes, and tapeworms) —called also platyhelminth



1874

First Known Use of flatworm

1874


Medical Dictionary

flatworm

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noun flat·worm \ˈflat-ˌwərm\

Medical Definition of flatworm

  1. :  any worm of the phylum Platyhelminthes :  platyhelminth; especially :  turbellarian




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of flatworm Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about flatworm


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