helminth
noun Etymology: Greek helminth-, helmis Date: 1852 a parasitic worm (as a tapeworm, liver fluke, ascarid, or leech); especially an intestinal worm • helminthic adjective

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  • Helminth — Hel minth, n. [Gr. ?, ?, a worm.] (Zo[ o]l.) An intestinal worm, or wormlike intestinal parasite; one of the Helminthes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Helminth — Helminth, Mineral, s. Chlorit …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • helminth — [hel′minth΄] n. [Gr helmins (gen. helminthos), akin to eilein, to turn: for IE base see HELIX] any worm or wormlike animal; esp., a worm parasite of the intestine, as the tapeworm, hookworm, or roundworm …   English World dictionary

  • Helminth — A worm classified as a parasite. (A parasite is a disease causing organism that lives on or in a human or another animal and derives its nourishment from its host.) Lice are examples of parasites that live on humans; bacteria and viruses are… …   Medical dictionary

  • helminth- — combining form or helmintho Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from helminth , helmis intestinal worm, parasitic worm; akin to Greek eulē worm, maggot, Tocharian A walyi worms, Greek eilein to wind, roll more at voluble …   Useful english dictionary

  • helminth — /hel minth/, n. a worm, esp. a parasitic worm. [1850 55; < Gk helminth (s. of hélmins) a kind of worm] * * * …   Universalium

  • helminth — [ hɛlmɪnθ] noun a parasitic worm; a fluke, tapeworm, or nematode. Derivatives helminthic adjective helminthological adjective helminthologist noun helminthology noun Origin C19: from Gk helmins, helminth in …   English new terms dictionary

  • helminth — hel•minth [[t]ˈhɛl mɪnθ[/t]] n. ivt a worm, esp. a parasitic worm • Etymology: 1850–55; < Gk helminth , s. of hélmins a kind of worm …   From formal English to slang

  • helminth — /ˈhɛlmɪnθ / (say helminth) noun a worm, especially a parasitic worm. {Greek helmins} …   Australian English dictionary

  • helminth —   n. intestinal worm.    ♦ helminthagogue, n. anthelmintic.    ♦ helminthiasis,    ♦ helminthism, n. infestation with helminths.    ♦ helminthic, a.    ♦ helminthoid, a. like helminth.    ♦ helminthology, n. study of helminths.    ♦ helminthous,… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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