[ plat-ee-hel-min-theez ]
/ ˌplæt i hɛlˈmɪn θiz /
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a phylum of worms having bilateral symmetry and a soft, usually flattened body, comprising the flatworms.
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Origin of Platyhelminthes
1900–05; <New Latin (plural); see platyhelminth
Words nearby Platyhelminthes
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How to use Platyhelminthes in a sentence
They belong to the two phyla Platyhelminthes (flat-worms) and Nemathelminthes (thread-worms, &c.).The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Medical definitions for Platyhelminthes
[ plăt′ĭ-hĕl-mĭn′thēz ]
A phylum of flatworms having a flat, bilaterally symmetric body and no body cavity and including the tapeworms and flukes.
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