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helminthiasis

[hel-min-thahy-uh-sis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a disease caused by parasitic worms in the intestines.

Origin of helminthiasis

1805–15; < New Latin < Greek helminthi(ân) to suffer from worms (see helminth) + -asis -asis
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Examples from the Web for helminthiasis

Historical Examples

  • In this way the helminthiasis nearly proved fatal to my cat.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • Further on, I shall again deal with the helminthiasis due to strongyles.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold


British Dictionary definitions for helminthiasis

helminthiasis

noun
  1. infestation of the body with parasitic worms

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Greek helminthian to be infested with worms
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helminthiasis in Medicine

helminthiasis

(hĕl′mĭn-thīə-sĭs)
n. pl. hel•min•thi•a•ses (-sēz′)
  1. A disease that is caused by infestation with parasitic worms.
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