platyhelminth

noun
platy·​hel·​minth | \ ˌpla-ti-ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th How to pronounce platyhelminth (audio) \

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Other Words from platyhelminth

platyhelminthic \ ˌpla-​ti-​hel-​ˈmin(t)-​thik How to pronounce platyhelminthic (audio) , ˌpla-​ti-​hel-​ˈmin-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of platyhelminth

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for platyhelminth

ultimately from Greek platys broad, flat + helminth-, helmis helminth

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“Platyhelminth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platyhelminth. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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platyhelminth

noun
platy·​hel·​minth | \ ˌplat-i-ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th How to pronounce platyhelminth (audio) \

Medical Definition of platyhelminth

: any worm of the phylum Platyhelminthes

called also flatworm

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