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helminth

[ hel-minth ]
/ ˈhɛl mɪnθ /
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noun
a worm, especially a parasitic worm.
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Origin of helminth

1850–55; <Greek helminth- (stem of hélmins) a kind of worm
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How to use helminth in a sentence

  • Our large human helminth resembles the common earth-worm in general appearance only.

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
  • Perhaps the most common helminth infesting monkeys is the nematode called Filaria gracilis.

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
  • The Fasciola hepatica is occasionally found in the liver, but the most common helminth of beavers is Amphistoma subtriquetrum.

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold

British Dictionary definitions for helminth

helminth
/ (ˈhɛlmɪnθ) /

noun
any parasitic worm, esp a nematode or fluke

Derived forms of helminth

helminthoid (ˈhɛlmɪnˌθɔɪd, hɛlˈmɪnθɔɪd), adjective

Word Origin for helminth

C19: from Greek helmins parasitic worm
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Scientific definitions for helminth

helminth
[ hĕlmĭnth′ ]

A worm, especially a parasitic roundworm or tapeworm.
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