Helminth meaning

hĕlmĭnth
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A parasitic worm, especially a roundworm or tapeworm.
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Any worm or wormlike animal; esp., a worm parasite of the intestine, as the tapeworm, hookworm, or roundworm.
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A worm, especially a parasitic roundworm or tapeworm.
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A parasitic worm, especially a roundworm or tapeworm.
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Origin of helminth

  • French helminthe from Greek helmins helminth- wel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἕλμινθ- (helminth-), stem of ἕλμινς (helmins, “intestinal worm”).

    From Wiktionary