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flat·worm

 (flăt′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various parasitic and nonparasitic worms of the phylum Platyhelminthes, such as a tapeworm or a planarian, characteristically having a soft, flat, bilaterally symmetrical body and no body cavity. Also called platyhelminth.

flatworm

(ˈflætˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) any parasitic or free-living invertebrate of the phylum Platyhelminthes, including planarians, flukes, and tapeworms, having a flattened body with no circulatory system and only one opening to the intestine

plat•y•hel•minth

(ˌplæt ɪˈhɛl mɪnθ)

n.
any of various unsegmented worms of the phylum Platyhelminthes, with a soft, flattened body, including the tapeworm, planarian, and trematode. Also called flatworm.
[1875–80; < New Latin Platyhelmintha flatworm. See platy-, helminth]
plat`y•hel•min′thic, adj.

flat·worm

(flăt′wûrm′)
Any of various worms having a flat, unsegmented body that is bilaterally symmetrical. Many flatworms, such as the tapeworm, are parasites. Also called platyhelminth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flatworm - parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened bodyflatworm - parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
flame cell - organ of excretion in flatworms
worm - any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
planaria, planarian - free-swimming mostly freshwater flatworms; popular in laboratory studies for the ability to regenerate lost parts
trematode, trematode worm, fluke - parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
cestode, tapeworm - ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates
Translations

flatworm

[ˈflætwɜːm] Nplatelminto m

flatworm

[ˈflætˌwɜːm] nverme m piatto, platelminta m

flat·worm

n. gusano plano que se aloja en los intestinos.

flatworm

n gusano plano
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