helminth


hel·minth

noun \ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th\

Definition of HELMINTH

:  a parasitic worm (as a tapeworm, liver fluke, ascarid, or leech); especially :  an intestinal worm
hel·min·thic \hel-ˈmin(t)-thik\ adjective

Origin of HELMINTH

Greek helminth-, helmis
First Known Use: 1852

hel·minth

noun \ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural helminths

Medical Definition of HELMINTH

: a parasitic worm (as a tapeworm, liver fluke, ascarid, or leech); especially : one that parasitizes the intestine of a vertebrate
hel·min·thic \hel-ˈmin(t)-thik\ adjective

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