helminthology

[ hel-min-thol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌhɛl mɪnˈθɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the scientific study of worms, especially of parasitic worms.

Nearby words

  1. helminthagogue,
  2. helminthemesis,
  3. helminthiasis,
  4. helminthic,
  5. helminthoid,
  6. helminthoma,
  7. helminthosporium,
  8. helmont,
  9. helmont, jan baptista van,
  10. helmsman

Origin of helminthology

First recorded in 1810–20; helminth + -o- + -logy

Related formshel·min·tho·log·i·cal [hel-min-thuh-loj-i-kuh l] /hɛlˌmɪn θəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, hel·min·tho·log·ic, adjectivehel·min·thol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for helminthology

helminthology

/ (ˌhɛlmɪnˈθɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of parasitic worms
Derived Formshelminthological (ˌhɛlmɪnθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivehelminthologist, noun

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