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helminthes


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Helminthes  \Hel*min"thes\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?,  ?,  a  worm.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  the  grand  divisions  or  branches  of  the  animal  kingdom. 
  It  is  a  large  group  including  a  vast  number  of  species,  most 
  of  which  are  parasitic.  Called  also  {Enthelminthes}, 
  {Enthelmintha}. 
 
  Note:  The  following  classes  are  included,  with  others  of  less 
  importance:  Cestoidea  (tapeworms),  Trematodea  (flukes, 
  etc.),  Turbellaria  (planarians),  Acanthocephala 
  (thornheads),  Nematoidea  (roundworms,  trichina, 
  gordius),  Nemertina  (nemerteans).  See  {Plathelminthes}, 
  and  {Nemathelminthes}. 




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