platyhelminth
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek platys broad, flat + helminth-, helmis helminth Date: circa 1890 flatwormplatyhelminthic adjective

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  • platyhelminth — [plat΄ə hel′minth] n. [ PLATY + HELMINTH] 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 platyhelminthic adj …   English World dictionary

  • platyhelminth — platyhelminthic, adj. /plat i hel minth/, n. any worm of the phylum Platyhelminthes; a flatworm. [1875 80; < NL Platyhelmintha flatworm. See PLATY , HELMINTH] * * * …   Universalium

  • platyhelminth — noun Any flatworm of the phylum Platyhelminthes …   Wiktionary

  • platyhelminth — Common name for any flatworm of the phylum Platyhelminthes; any cestode (tapeworm) or trematode (fluke). [platy + G. helmins, worm] * * * platy·hel·minth .plat i hel .min(t)th n any worm of the phylum Platyhelminthes called also …   Medical dictionary

  • platyhelminth — n. flatworm, any worm of the phylum Platyhelminthes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • platyhelminth — [ˌplatɪ hɛlmɪnθ] noun Zoology an invertebrate of the order Platyhelminthes; a flatworm. Origin from mod. L. Platyhelminthes, from platy + Gk helminth worm …   English new terms dictionary

  • platyhelminth — platy·helminth …   English syllables

  • platyhelminth — n.; see flatworm …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • platyhelminth — plat•y•hel•minth [[t]ˌplæt ɪˈhɛl mɪnθ[/t]] n. ivt any of various unsegmented worms of the phylum Platyhelminthes, with a soft, flattened body, including the tapeworm, planarian, and trematode Also called flatworm • Etymology: 1875–80; < NL… …   From formal English to slang

  • platyhelminth — /plætiˈhɛlmɪnθ/ (say platee helminth) noun a member of the Platyhelminthes, the phylum of flatworms, having bilateral symmetry and a soft, solid, usually flattened body, including the planarians, flukes, tapeworms, and others. {New Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

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