[ plat-ee-hel-min-theez ]
/ ˌplæt i hɛlˈmɪn θiz /
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
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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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