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platyhelminth

[plat-i-hel-minth]
noun
  1. 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
Related formsplat·y·hel·min·thic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for platyhelminth

platyhelminth

noun
  1. any invertebrate of the phylum Platyhelminthes (the flatworms)
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Derived Formsplatyhelminthic, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin Platyhelmintha flatworm, from platy- + Greek helmins worm
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platyhelminth in Medicine

platyhelminth

(plăt′ĭ-hĕlmĭnth)
n.
  1. flatworm

platyhelminth in Science

platyhelminth

[plăt′ĭ-hĕlmĭnth]
  1. See flatworm.
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