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hel·minth

 (hĕl′mĭnth′)
n.
A parasitic worm, especially a roundworm or tapeworm.

[French helminthe, from Greek helmins, helminth-; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

helminth

(ˈhɛlmɪnθ)
n
(Animals) any parasitic worm, esp a nematode or fluke
[C19: from Greek helmins parasitic worm]
helminthoid adj

hel•minth

(ˈhɛl mɪnθ)

n.
a worm, esp. a parasitic worm.
[1850–55; < Greek helminth-, s. of hélmins a kind of worm]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.helminth - worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukeshelminth - 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
Translations

hel·minth

n. helminto, gusano que se localiza en el intestino humano.
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Such an integrated intervention package could also include appropriate education of communities on the modes of transmission of helminths and the importance of effective sanitation, a supply of clean water, and general hygiene as preventive measures.
The most frequent helminths found in our study were the tapeworms Mesocestoides variabilis and Dipylidium caninum and the nematode Toxocara canis.
Soil-transmitted helminths are known worldwide as a public health hazard, particularly in developing countries.
For example, there may be complex [two-way] interactions between helminths and bacteria that may diminish autoimmune responses outside the gut, such as in the central nervous system.
The Tsimane are continually exposed to soil-dwelling parasitic worms called helminths, such as hookworm and roundworm.
Although the helminth fauna of the raccoon (Procyon lotor), Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) and striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is fairly well known, great gaps exist in our knowledge concerning the distribution of helminths of these hosts throughout North America.
The recovered helminths were identified as 1 digenean trematode species, Neodiplostomum reflexum; 2 species of nematodes, Synhimantus species, and larvae of Porrocaecum species; and a single species of Acanthocephala, Centrorhynchus species.
Parasitologists, immunologists, veterinary scientists, and other researchers review the state of drug and vaccine development to deal with helminths that are parasitic in the gut of livestock or humans, and draw attention to the challenges associated with bringing such products to market.
Intestinal helminths were more frequent 167(87%) than protozoa 25(13%).
They focused on soil-transmitted parasitic worms, helminths and Schistosoma.
Chairing a meeting held to discuss the findings of the first nationwide Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) survey, Baloch stressed the need to launch a school-based deworming programme in areas identified as 'at-risk' for STH with a goal of eliminating worms as a public health problem.
Background: Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) are widespread and are the most common infectious agents in developing countries such as the Philippines.