platyhelminth


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plat·y·hel·minth

 (plăt′ĭ-hĕl′mĭnth)
n.

[From New Latin Platyhelminthēs, phylum name : platy- + Greek helmīs, helminth-, parasitic worm; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

plat′y·hel·min′thic adj.

platyhelminth

(ˌplætɪˈhɛlmɪnθ)
n
(Animals) any invertebrate of the phylum Platyhelminthes (the flatworms)
[C19: from New Latin Platyhelmintha flatworm, from platy- + Greek helmins worm]
ˌplatyhelˈminthic adj

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.

plat·y·hel·minth

(plăt′ĭ-hĕl′mĭnth)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.platyhelminth - parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened bodyplatyhelminth - 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
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Delcroix M, Sajid M, CaVrey CR, Lim K-C, Dvorak J, Hsieh I, Bahgat M, Dissous C, McKerrow JH (2006) A multienzyme network functions in intestinal protein digestion by a platyhelminth parasite.
Ecological fitting as a determinant of the community structure of platyhelminth parasites of anurans.
For example, the platyhelminth tapeworm Taenia crassiceps affects the serum concentration of steroid hormones and the reproductive behavior of its male mouse host (Romano et al.
One platyhelminth belonging to the order of turbellarians with two pigmented frontal eyes and an orange-pink coloration (Fig.
2010), an isopod that can be found on the skin of the sea cucumber (Menzies & Miller 1955), a platyhelminth that lives in the coelom (Cannon 1990), and turbellarian parasites that live in its intestine (Hickman 1955, Jondelius 1996).