platyhelminth

noun
platy·hel·minth | \ˌpla-ti-ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th \

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platyhelminthic \ˌpla-ti-hel-ˈmin(t)-thik, 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

noun
platy·hel·minth | \ˌplat-i-ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th \

Medical Definition of platyhelminth 

: any worm of the phylum Platyhelminthes

called also flatworm

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