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helminthiasis

[ hel-min-thahy-uh-sis ]
/ ˌhɛl mɪnˈθaɪ ə sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
a disease caused by parasitic worms in the intestines.
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Origin of helminthiasis

1805–15; <New Latin <Greek helminthi(ân) to suffer from worms (see helminth) + -asis-asis
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How to use helminthiasis in a sentence

  • 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
  • Thus, in one family I have encountered three cases of fluke-helminthiasis due to Distoma crassum!

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold

British Dictionary definitions for helminthiasis

helminthiasis
/ (ˌhɛlmɪnˈθaɪəsɪs) /

noun
infestation of the body with parasitic worms

Word Origin for helminthiasis

C19: from New Latin, from Greek helminthian to be infested with worms
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Medical definitions for helminthiasis

helminthiasis
[ hĕl′mĭn-thīə-sĭs ]

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