platyhelminth


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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.
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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
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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.
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plat·y·hel·minth

(plăt′ĭ-hĕl′mĭnth)
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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Fine structure of the mature Plasmodium of Intoshia variabili (phylum Orthonectida), a parasite of the platyhelminth Macrorhynchus crocea.
(1-4) The causative agent is the larval stage of parasitic platyhelminth, Echinococcus granulosus (E.
Vasandakumar, "Survey of freshwater snails in malabar, kerala and an account on the prevalence of infection by digenean (platyhelminth) parasites," JCBPS, vol.
Novoselov et al., "Platyhelminth mitochondrial and cytosolic redox homeostasis is controlled by a single thioredoxin glutathione reductase and dependent on selenium and glutathione," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
Delcroix M, Sajid M, CaVrey CR, Lim K-C, Dvorak J, Hsieh I, Bahgat M, Dissous C, McKerrow JH (2006) A multienzyme network functions in intestinal protein digestion by a platyhelminth parasite.
[6.] Kearn GC, Evans-Gowing R (1998) Attachment and detachment of the anterior adhesive pads of the monogenean (Platyhelminth) parasite Entobdella soleae from the skin of the common sole (Solea solea).
Platyhelminth infections (Tylocephalum sp.; Figure 11; mean [+ or -] standard deviation sizes 97.66 [+ or -] 0.04 [micro]m by 80.34 [+ or -] 0.08 [micro]m) were observed in the connective tissues of Anomalocardia brasiliana and Crassostrea rhizophorae winter samples, with a higher prevalence seen in the latter (Table 3).
As to the fauna of the non-Insecta invertebrates, studies have also been reported on the platyhelminth Temnocephala (Damborenea et al., 1997), the aquatic annelids Oligochaeta (Armendariz et al., 2000; Armendariz and Cesar, 2001), the Hirudinea (Cesar et al, 2009), the ostracod crustaceans (Cesar et al., 2001; Cesar and Liberto, 2008; Liberto et al., 2012), and the aquatic and terrestrial Mollusca (Rumi et al, 1996; Rumi et al., 2004; Martin and Negrete, 2006; Rumi et al., 2007; Martin, 2008; Martin et al., 2009; Cesar et al., 2012).