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The scientific study of parasitic worms.

hel′min·thol′o·gist n.


(Zoology) the branch of zoology concerned with the study of parasitic worms
helminthologic, helminthological adj
ˌhelminˈthologist n


(ˌhɛl mɪnˈθɒl ə dʒi)

the study of worms, esp. of parasitic worms.
hel`min•thol′o•gist, n.


the branch of zoology that studies worms, especially parasitic worms. — helminthologist, n.helminthologic, helminthologieal, adj.
See also: Worms
the study of worms, especially internal worms.
See also: Animals


The study of parasitic worms.
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Skrjabin Institute of Helminthology in Moscow conducted a series of experiments during the 1980s (17,21,22) that essentially duplicated the previous study conducted by Mozgovoy et al.
Tropical disease medicine then followed in the early 20th century when advances in medicine and the development of the disciplines of bacteriology, parasitology, helminthology and drugs to treat these infestations/infections enhanced the security of foreign powers through improved control of infectious diseases.
It covers individual parasite descriptions and taxonomic status, with new chapters on helminthology, protozoology, and entomology in the first part, and updated chapters on the laboratory diagnosis of parasitism, antiparasitics, the epidemiology of parasitic diseases, and host resistance.
1979) A new technique for the recovery of Toxocara eggs from soil; Journal Helminthology 53: 141-144.
These initiatives are beginning to transform the field of helminthology (the study of parasitic flatworms) and offer hope that new strategies for controlling these infectious diseases will soon be identified.
Commonwealth Institute of Helminthology Keys to the Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates.