platyhelminth


platy·hel·minth

noun \ˌpla-ti-ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th\

Definition of PLATYHELMINTH

:  flatworm
platy·hel·min·thic \-hel-ˈmin(t)-thik, -ˈmin-tik\ adjective

Origin of PLATYHELMINTH

ultimately from Greek platys broad, flat + helminth-, helmis helminth
First Known Use: circa 1890

platy·hel·minth

noun \ˌplat-i-ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLATYHELMINTH

: any worm of the phylum Platyhelminthes—called also flatworm

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