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platyhelminth

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noun platy·hel·minth \ˌpla-ti-ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th\

Definition of platyhelminth

platyhelminthic play \-hel-ˈmin(t)-thik, -ˈmin-tik\ adjective


Origin of platyhelminth

ultimately from Greek platys broad, flat + helminth-, helmis helminth


First Known Use: circa 1890


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platyhelminth

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noun platy·hel·minth \ˌplat-i-ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th\

Medical Definition of platyhelminth

  1. :  any worm of the phylum Platyhelminthes—called also flatworm




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