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A parasitic worm; a fluke, tapeworm, or nematode.
- ‘The most common helminths are tapeworms and roundworms.’
- ‘Harmless worms called helminths can also be useful in helping to train the immune system.’
- ‘Humans and other animals have been living with helminths, or worms, since the dawn of time, and our intestinal tracts have adapted to their presence.’
- ‘The cnidarians (hydra, jellyfish, and sea anemones) and helminths have a sac-like digestive system with a single opening.’
- ‘Soil-transmitted helminth and schistosomes are great public health problems in several tropical and subtropical developing countries with poor socio-economic status and personal hygiene.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek helmins, helminth- intestinal worm.
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