New Latin from Ancient Greek πλατύς (platus, “flat”) + ἕλμινς (helmins, “parasitic worm”).
Platyhelminthes Sentence Examples
These attempts, however, to perpetuate the usage were finally discredited by Huxley's important Lectures on Comparative Anatomy (1864), in which the term was finally abolished, and the "radiate mob" finally distributed among the Echinodermata, Polyzoa, Vermes (Platyhelminthes), Coelenterata and Protozoa.
Its presence is one of the most distinctive features which separate the Nemertines from the Platyhelminthes.
- Rotifera are unisexual, with the sexes dimorphic. The ovary is, as in many Platyhelminthes, duplex; one part, the germary, being an organ for the production by cell multiplication of the germ-cells or eggs.