helminth

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noun hel·minth \ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th\

Definition of helminth

  1. :  a parasitic worm (as a tapeworm, liver fluke, ascarid, or leech); especially :  an intestinal worm

helminthic

play \hel-ˈmin(t)-thik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of helminth

Greek helminth-, helmis


First Known Use: 1852


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helminth

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noun hel·minth \ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th\

Medical Definition of helminth

plural

helminths

  1. :  a parasitic worm (as a tapeworm, liver fluke, ascarid, or leech); especially :  one that parasitizes the intestine of a vertebrate

helminthic

\hel-ˈmin(t)-thik\play adjective

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