Definition of Platyhelminthes

1. Noun. Flatworms.




Medical Definition of Platyhelminthes

1. A phylum of flatworms that are bilaterally symmetric, flattened, and acelomate. There is no digestive tract in some platyhelminths (Cestoda), or the gut may be incomplete (without an anus), as in the Trematoda; most of the forms are hermaphroditic. There are three major classes, but the parasitic species of medical and veterinary importance are in the subclass Cestoda (the true tapeworms) of the class Cestoidea, and in the subclass Digenea (the digenetic flukes) of the class Trematoda. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Platyhelminthes

Platonistic
Platonists
Platt National Park
Plattdeutsch
Platte
Platte River
Platte River penstemon
Plattensee
Platycephalidae
Platycerium
Platycerium alcicorne
Platycerium andinum
Platycerium bifurcatum
Platycladus orientalis
Platyctenea
Platyhelminthes
Platylobium
Platylobium formosum
Platymiscium
Platymiscium pinnatum
Platymiscium trinitatis
Platypoecilus
Platypoecilus maculatus
Platyrrhini
Platystemon
Platystemon californicus
Platz
Plaut
Plaut's bacillus
Plaut-Vincent angina

Literary usage of Platyhelminthes

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1. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"Nearly all the platyhelminthes are HERMAPHRODITIC, and in nearly all there are, ... The platyhelminthes live partly free in fresh or salt water, ..."

2. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"PHYLUM IV, platyhelminthes (FLAT-WORMS) THE old phylum Verities (Latin vermis, ... This is divided into four phyla, — platyhelminthes (Hat-worms), ..."

3. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"Dr. Arnold Lang commences by revising the classification of the lower platyhelminthes : he would drop the term Turbellaria, and adopt in its place three ..."

4. Zoology: Descriptive and Practical by Buel Preston Colton (1903)
"BRANCH platyhelminthes. The Flatworms. [THF. word " worm " is used in a very loose ... The platyhelminthes. — As the name indicates, the body is flattened. ..."

5. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"J 1219 platyhelminthes. ETHOLOGY. [For eub divisions, see 0219. ... 1227 platyhelminthes. GEOGRAPHY. [For sub-divisions, see J, 1 and 2. ..."

6. General Zoölogy: Practical, Systematic and Comparative; Being a Revision and by James Orton, Charles Wright Dodge (1903)
"platyhelminthes The group formerly called ... The platyhelminthes, or flat worms, include some free forms, as Planaria, which is common in fresh water, ..."

7. Zoölogy, Descriptive and Practical by Buel Preston Colton (1903)
"BRANCH platyhelminthes. The Flatworms. [THE word " worm " is used in a very loose ... The platyhelminthes. — As the name indicates, the body is flattened. ..."

8. The Fauna of Mayfield's Cave by Arthur Mangun Banta (1907)
"Class platyhelminthes. Order TURBELLARIA. Three flatworms were found in the pools in the cave. They were almost or quite without black pigment, ..."

9. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"Nearly all the platyhelminthes are HERMAPHRODITIC, and in nearly all there are, ... The platyhelminthes live partly free in fresh or salt water, ..."

10. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"PHYLUM IV, platyhelminthes (FLAT-WORMS) THE old phylum Verities (Latin vermis, ... This is divided into four phyla, — platyhelminthes (Hat-worms), ..."

11. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"Dr. Arnold Lang commences by revising the classification of the lower platyhelminthes : he would drop the term Turbellaria, and adopt in its place three ..."

12. Zoology: Descriptive and Practical by Buel Preston Colton (1903)
"BRANCH platyhelminthes. The Flatworms. [THF. word " worm " is used in a very loose ... The platyhelminthes. — As the name indicates, the body is flattened. ..."

13. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"J 1219 platyhelminthes. ETHOLOGY. [For eub divisions, see 0219. ... 1227 platyhelminthes. GEOGRAPHY. [For sub-divisions, see J, 1 and 2. ..."

14. General Zoölogy: Practical, Systematic and Comparative; Being a Revision and by James Orton, Charles Wright Dodge (1903)
"platyhelminthes The group formerly called ... The platyhelminthes, or flat worms, include some free forms, as Planaria, which is common in fresh water, ..."

15. Zoölogy, Descriptive and Practical by Buel Preston Colton (1903)
"BRANCH platyhelminthes. The Flatworms. [THE word " worm " is used in a very loose ... The platyhelminthes. — As the name indicates, the body is flattened. ..."

16. The Fauna of Mayfield's Cave by Arthur Mangun Banta (1907)
"Class platyhelminthes. Order TURBELLARIA. Three flatworms were found in the pools in the cave. They were almost or quite without black pigment, ..."

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