platyhelminth

noun

platy·​hel·​minth ˌpla-ti-ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th How to pronounce platyhelminth (audio)
platyhelminthic
ˌpla-ti-hel-ˈmin(t)-thik How to pronounce platyhelminth (audio)
ˌpla-ti-hel-ˈmin-tik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of platyhelminth was in 1877

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Cite this Entry

“Platyhelminth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platyhelminth. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

platyhelminth

noun
platy·​hel·​minth ˌplat-i-ˈhel-ˌmin(t)th How to pronounce platyhelminth (audio)
: any worm of the phylum Platyhelminthes

called also flatworm

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