helminthology

noun

hel·​min·​thol·​o·​gy ˌhel-mən-ˈthä-lə-jē How to pronounce helminthology (audio)
: a branch of zoology concerned with helminths
especially : the study of parasitic worms

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The print is a modest 10-by-8 inches, the ground is recognizable as wood because of its grain—but how many people know enough helminthology to identify the pattern of black squiggles as worm tracks? William Meyers, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of helminthology was in 1819

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“Helminthology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helminthology. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

helminthology

noun

hel·​min·​thol·​o·​gy -ˈthäl-ə-jē How to pronounce helminthology (audio)
plural helminthologies
: a branch of zoology concerned with helminths
especially : the study of parasitic worms
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