Definition of Platyhelminth

1. Noun. Parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body.

Exact synonyms: Flatworm
Terms within: Flame Cell
Generic synonyms: Worm
Group relationships: Phylum Platyhelminthes, Platyhelminthes
Specialized synonyms: Planaria, Planarian, Fluke, Trematode, Trematode Worm, Cestode, Tapeworm



Definition of Platyhelminth

1. Noun. Any flatworm of the phylum ''Platyhelminthes'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Platyhelminth

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Medical Definition of Platyhelminth

1. Common name for any flatworm of the phylum Platyhelminthes; any cestode (tapeworm) or trematode (fluke). Origin: platy-+ G. Helmins, worm (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Platyhelminth

platyclade
platycnaemia
platycnaemic
platycnemic
platycnemism
platycoelian
platycrania
platyctenean
platycyte
platyelminthes
platyfish
platyfishes
platygaeanism
platyglossal
platyhelmia
platyhelminth (current term)
platyhelminthic
platyhelminths
platyhieric
platykurtic
platykurtosis
platymeric
platymeter
platymeters
platymorphia
platyopia
platyopic
platypellic
platypellic pelvis
platypelloid

Literary usage of Platyhelminth

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"The excretory system t first, as in the platyhelminth, a continuous system, opening by nerous apertures into the body cavity by a single orifice or a г of ..."

2. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1901)
"(There are some features of resemblance to the Ctenophora, as Lang has pointed out.1) But in the platyhelminth the endoderm had become separated from the ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"The " ideal " platyhelminth, exploited in the opening chapter, is rather too generally used to meet the approval of present-day zoologists, even though it ..."

4. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"... and in the Polyzoa and the Composite Ascidians, and also in certain cases among the platyhelminth.es and Annulata. In all these, and in other cases that ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"The excretory system t first, as in the platyhelminth, a continuous system, opening by nerous apertures into the body cavity by a single orifice or a г of ..."

6. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1901)
"(There are some features of resemblance to the Ctenophora, as Lang has pointed out.1) But in the platyhelminth the endoderm had become separated from the ..."

7. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"The " ideal " platyhelminth, exploited in the opening chapter, is rather too generally used to meet the approval of present-day zoologists, even though it ..."

8. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"... and in the Polyzoa and the Composite Ascidians, and also in certain cases among the platyhelminth.es and Annulata. In all these, and in other cases that ..."

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