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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)
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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