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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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A set of reagents for the determination of helminth eggs according to the method of cat
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.
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Aims and Objectives: This study was planned (i) to determine the prevalence of intestinal helminth infections, (ii) to identify the predominant helminth parasites and parasite densities, (iii) to measure and compare the effects of helminth infections on the weight of grade school children, and (iv) to identify relevant risk factors for helminth infections.
Additionally, this parasite is able to develop resistance against anthelmintics faster than other helminth species (Katoch et al.
Researchers at the university's Barrett Centre for Helminth Control (BCHC) at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences have been studying the snail Biomphalaria glabrata, which transmits schistosomiasis, also known as Bilharzia.
This paper describes the relationship of trace and ultra-trace minerals with the gastrointestinal (GI) helminth burden in rangeland sheep reared in district Chakwal, Pakistan.
Migration of GI helminth damage underlying tissues and open the way for secondary infections caused by bacteria and fungi.
Therefore, the objective of this study was to detect helminth eggs and protozoan oocysts in samples of feces from birds of the order Passeriformes seized and kept in captivity in the Para State, Brazil.
This article describes the case of a wood mouse, Apodemus sylvaticus, originating from a post-fire regeneration area, infected with multiple helminth species and remarkable overweight.
Prevalence and risk factors for soil transmitted helminth infection among school children in south India.