helminth

 /ˈhɛlmɪnθ/

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
hel•minth  (helminth), 
n. 
  1. Invertebratesa worm, esp. a parasitic worm.
Etymology:
  • Greek helminth- (stem of hélmins) a kind of worm
  • 1850–55


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

helminth /ˈhɛlmɪnθ/ n
  1. any parasitic worm, esp a nematode or fluke
Etymology: 19th Century: from Greek helmins parasitic worm

helminthoid /ˈhɛlmɪnˌθɔɪd; hɛlˈmɪnθɔɪd/ adj



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