• synonyms


  1. the scientific study of worms, especially of parasitic worms.
Show More

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for helminthology

Historical Examples of helminthology

  • Corrections and additions to former papers on helminthology published in the Proceedings of the Academy.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

  • They operate to render a just and adequate understanding of the science of helminthology impossible.


    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • Vermeol′ogist, one skilled in vermeology; Vermeol′ogy, the knowledge of worms, helminthology.

British Dictionary definitions for helminthology


  1. the study of parasitic worms
Show More
Derived Formshelminthological (ˌhɛlmɪnθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivehelminthologist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012