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helminthiasis

[ hel-min-thahy-uh-sis ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. a disease caused by parasitic worms in the intestines.


helminthiasis

/ ˌhɛlmɪnˈθaɪəsɪs /

noun

  1. infestation of the body with parasitic worms


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Word History and Origins

Origin of helminthiasis1

1805–15; < New Latin < Greek helminthi ( ân ) to suffer from worms ( helminth ) + -asis -asis

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Word History and Origins

Origin of helminthiasis1

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

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Example Sentences

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

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

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

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