Definition of helminth
: a parasitic worm (such as a tapeworm, liver fluke, ascarid, or leech); especially : an intestinal worm
helminthicplay \hel-ˈmin(t)-thik\ adjective
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Helminths awake the regulatory side of the immune system.
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Origin and Etymology of helminth
Greek helminth-, helmis
First Known Use: 1852See Words from the same year
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