Helminthes


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Helminthes: Platyhelminthes, Protozoa, filariasis, Nematodes

Hel`min´thes


n. pl.1.(Zool.) One of the grand divisions or branches of the animal kingdom. It is a large group including a vast number of species, most of which are parasitic. Called also Enthelminthes, Enthelmintha.
References in periodicals archive ?
Fresh stool samples (2 - 3 g) were collected from each study participant in the morning before breakfast by a qualified parasitologist and transported on ice to the laboratory for processing and microscopic examination for helminthes.
Natural infection of helminthes in livers and lungs of sheep and goats.
These are Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis (river blindness), Soil Transmitted Helminthes and Trachoma, which collectively affect hundreds of millions of people.
The results indicated that plant has secondary metabolites that have broad anthelmintic properties and plant might be a novel source of pharmaceutical drugs against helminthes.
Drinking water is polluted with bacteria, viruses, protozoa, helminthes etc.
Therefore, the potential of these helminthes as biologic-control agents still needs to be tested.
Poor awareness of livestock farmers and geoclimatic conditions contribute towards the conducive environment for the development and growth of endoparasites and it is significant to control internal parasites especially helminthes, flukes and blood protozoa with better management and precautionary measures.
Among these parasites, GI helminthes are the major cause of clinical and sub clinical parasitism leading to huge economic and production losses (Afridi et al.
Various pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and helminthes, are transmitted from ticks to vertebrates (2).
The epidemiology, diagnosis and control of helminthes parasites of ruminants, Publ.