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Aschelminthes

[ask-hel-min-theez]
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noun Zoology.
  1. a major grouping (formerly a phylum) of small-to-microscopic pseudocoelomate organisms, as the rotifers, nematodes, and gastrotriches, all of which are now classified as separate phyla.
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Origin of Aschelminthes

From New Latin; see origin at asc-, helminth, -es1
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Historical Examples

  • The invertebrates: Acanthocephala, Aschelminthes, and Endoprocta.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth


aschelminthes in Medicine

Aschelminthes

(ăsk′hĕl-mĭnthēz′)
n.
  1. A phylum of the Metazoa that includes nematodes and other roundworms that are nonsegmented, bilaterally symmetrical, and cylindrical in form, with a pseudocele body cavity and rounded or pointed ends.
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