helminth

[ hel-minth ]
/ ˈhɛl mɪnθ /

noun

a worm, especially a parasitic worm.

Origin of helminth

1850–55; < Greek helminth- (stem of hélmins) a kind of worm
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British Dictionary definitions for helminth

helminth

/ (ˈhɛlmɪnθ) /

noun

any parasitic worm, esp a nematode or fluke
Derived Formshelminthoid (ˈhɛlmɪnˌθɔɪd, hɛlˈmɪnθɔɪd), adjective

Word Origin for helminth

C19: from Greek helmins parasitic worm
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Medicine definitions for helminth

helminth

[ hĕlmĭnth′ ]

n.

A worm, especially a parasitic roundworm or tapeworm.
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Science definitions for helminth

helminth

[ hĕlmĭnth′ ]

A worm, especially a parasitic roundworm or tapeworm.
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