Definition of Helminthes

1. n. pl. One of the grand divisions or branches of the animal kingdom. It is a large group including a vast number of species, most of which are parasitic. Called also Enthelminthes, Enthelmintha.



Medical Definition of Helminthes

1. One of the grand divisions or branches of the animal kingdom. It is a large group including a vast number of species, most of which are parasitic. Synonym: Enthelminthes, Enthelmintha. The following classes are included, with others of less importance: Cestoidea (tapeworms), Trematodea (flukes, etc), Turbellaria (planarians), Acanthocephala (thornheads), Nematoidea (roundworms, trichina, gordius), Nemertina (nemerteans). See Plathelminthes, and Nemathelminthes. Origin: NL, fr. Gr, a worm. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Helminthes

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helminthes (current term)
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