helminthology

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

noun

the scientific study of worms, especially of parasitic worms.

Origin of helminthology

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

Related forms

hel·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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helminthology

/ (ˌhɛlmɪnˈθɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of parasitic worms

Derived Forms

helminthological (ˌhɛlmɪnθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivehelminthologist, noun
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