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platyhelminth

[ plat-i-hel-minth ]
/ ˌplæt ɪˈhɛl mɪnθ /
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noun
any worm of the phylum Platyhelminthes; a flatworm.
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Origin of platyhelminth

First recorded in 1875–80, platyhelminth is from the New Latin word Platyhelmintha flatworm. See platy-, helminth

OTHER WORDS FROM platyhelminth

plat·y·hel·min·thic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for platyhelminth

platyhelminth
/ (ˌplætɪˈhɛlmɪnθ) /

noun
any invertebrate of the phylum Platyhelminthes (the flatworms)

Derived forms of platyhelminth

platyhelminthic, adjective

Word Origin for platyhelminth

C19: from New Latin Platyhelmintha flatworm, from platy- + Greek helmins worm
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Medical definitions for platyhelminth

platyhelminth
[ plăt′ĭ-hĕlmĭnth ]

n.
flatworm
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for platyhelminth

platyhelminth
[ plăt′ĭ-hĕlmĭnth ]

See flatworm.
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