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noun plural Asc·hel·min·thes \ˌask-ˌ(h)el-ˈmin-ˌthēz\

Medical Definition of Aschelminthes

  1. in some classifications :  a phylum of pseudocoelomate animals including the major taxa Rotifera, Gastrotricha, Kinorhyncha, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, and sometimes the Acanthocephala all of which are sometimes regarded as independent phyla

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