Definition of Aschelminthes
1. Noun. Unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms.
Group relationships: Animal Kingdom, Animalia, Kingdom Animalia
Member holonyms: Helminth, Parasitic Worm, Aphasmidia, Class Aphasmidia, Class Phasmidia, Phasmidia, Nematode, Nematode Worm, Roundworm, Ascaridae, Family Ascaridae, Family Oxyuridae, Oxyuridae, Cephalobidae, Family Cephalobidae, Family Tylenchidae, Tylenchidae, Ancylostomatidae, Family Ancylostomatidae, Family Filariidae, Filariidae, Dracunculidae, Family Dracunculidae
Generic synonyms: Phylum
Medical Definition of Aschelminthes
1. A former phylum of the Metazoa which included the class Nematoda and a disparate assortment of other pseudocelomates, each now accorded separate phylum status; they are nonsegmented, bilaterally symmetric, and cylindric or filiform, with a pseudocele body cavity and rounded or pointed ends; they vary considerably in size, and the male is usually smaller than the female. (05 Mar 2000)
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Aschelminthes Images