helminthiasis

noun

hel·​min·​thi·​a·​sis ˌhel-mən-ˈthī-ə-səs How to pronounce helminthiasis (audio)
plural helminthiases ˌhel-mən-ˈthī-ə-ˌsēz How to pronounce helminthiasis (audio)
: infestation with or disease caused by parasitic worms

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of helminthiasis was circa 1811

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“Helminthiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helminthiasis. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

helminthiasis

noun
hel·​min·​thi·​a·​sis ˌhel-mən-ˈthī-ə-səs How to pronounce helminthiasis (audio)
plural helminthiases -ˌsēz How to pronounce helminthiasis (audio)
: infestation with or disease caused by parasitic worms
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