parasitic worm

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Related to parasitic worm: helminth, Parasitic disease
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Noun1.parasitic worm - worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukesparasitic worm - worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukes
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
class Trematoda, Trematoda - parasitic flatworms (including flukes)
Cestoda, class Cestoda - tapeworms
Aschelminthes, Nematoda, phylum Aschelminthes, phylum Nematoda - unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms
References in classic literature ?
But even some of these so-called epidemics appear to be due to parasitic worms, which have from some cause, possibly in part through facility of diffusion amongst the crowded animals, been disproportionably favoured: and here comes in a sort of struggle between the parasite and its prey.
After exploratory missions to South Sudan, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), we gathered epidemiological evidence that supports the hypothesis that NS is a disease caused by a pathogen transmitted by blackflies, the vectors that transmit the parasitic worm that causes onchocerciasis.
They conducted a pilot study in Cameroon, where health officials have been battling the filarial, or parasitic worm, diseases onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis.
Two treated at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, died after getting kidneys infected with a rare parasitic worm.
A 38-year-old man just found out that a parasitic worm has been living inside his body for years.
A post-mortem examination revealed the pair died from an infection called Meningeoencephalitis caused by a parasitic worm known as Halicephalobus Gingivalis.
The Dark Blues found themselves bogged down during this year's RBS Six Nations as a parasitic worm infestation turned the field to a muddy mess.
Washington, June 21 ( ANI ): A team consisting of 11 institutions from six countries, including BGI, presented the whole-genome sequence of Trichuris suis, a parasitic worm in pig.
LONDON -- In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm that now afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide.
lamblia, those infected with the protozoan were only 71 percent as likely to contract a parasitic worm.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated the money to the school's development work against parasitic worm infections called human filariasis.