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Platyhelminthes

[plat-ee-hel-min-theez]
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noun
  1. a phylum of worms having bilateral symmetry and a soft, usually flattened body, comprising the flatworms.
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Origin of Platyhelminthes

1900–05; < New Latin (plural); see platyhelminth
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Platyhelminthes

(plăt′ĭ-hĕl-mĭnthēz)
n.
  1. A phylum of flatworms having a flat, bilaterally symmetric body and no body cavity and including the tapeworms and flukes.
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