helminth


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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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The transmission of zoonotic helminth scan occurs via indirect or direct contact with infected water and food (Aguilar et al.
Capsule endoscopy revealed a live helminth in the terminal ileum, which was identified as Ascaris lumbricoides (Figure 1).
Studies focusing helminth parasites infecting squamate reptiles in Brazil have been increased in the past few years (Bursey et al., 2007; Avila et al., 2010; Avila et al., 2011; Barreto-Lima et al., 2012; Araujo-Filho et al., 2014; Mati et al., 2015).
One author (R.S.B.) had observed multiple highly abnormal forms of Ascaris lumbricoides roundworms being passed by humans during the course of human intestinal helminth surveillance studies in the eastern Solomon Islands.
Helminth parasites belong to Trematodes, Cestodes, Acanthocephalans and Nematodes.
A coverslip was placed in the surface for 10 min, placed in a glass slide and visualized under microscope (model CME, Leica, Germany) to identify helminth eggs.
However, in general wild boars harbor helminth parasites viz.
saginata was frequently associated with other helminth and protozoan parasites in 14.6% (n=152/1041) while H .nana was reported mixed with helminths in 6.62% of the participants (Tables I and II).
The pilot study tested 448 faecal samples at the Ghana GPLN lab and successfully tested for helminths, identifying a prevalence of 22% for the combined helminth infections.
People affected by floods are at greater risk of getting helminthic infections as the flood water can cover the toilet pits and disperse the helminth eggs.