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helminth (n.)

"intestinal worm," 1852, from helmintho-, stem of Greek helmins "parasitic worm," from suffixed form of PIE root *wel- (3) "to turn, revolve."

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Definitions of helminth from WordNet

helminth (n.)
worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukes;
Synonyms: parasitic worm
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