Platyhelminth meaning

plătĭ-hĕlmĭnth
Any of a phylum (Platyhelminthes) of flat worms with a soft, unsegmented body and a flame cell system, as the planarians, tapeworms, or liver flukes; flatworm.
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Any flatworm of the phylum Platyhelminthes.
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Origin of platyhelminth

  • From New Latin Platyhelminthēs phylum name platy– Greek helmīs helminth- parasitic worm wel-2 in Indo-European roots

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