Definition of Platyhelminths

1. platyhelminth [n] - See also: platyhelminth



Medical Definition of Platyhelminths

1. A phylum of acoelomate, bilaterally symmetrical flatworms, without a definite anus. It includes three classes: cestoda, turbellaria, and trematoda. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Platyhelminths

platycnaemic
platycnemic
platycnemism
platycoelian
platycrania
platyctenean
platycyte
platyelminthes
platyfish
platyfishes
platygaeanism
platyglossal
platyhelmia
platyhelminth
platyhelminthic
platyhelminths (current term)
platyhieric
platykurtic
platykurtosis
platymeric
platymeter
platymeters
platymorphia
platyopia
platyopic
platypellic
platypellic pelvis
platypelloid
platypelloid pelvis
platypi

Literary usage of Platyhelminths

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1. A Text-book of Pathology and Pathological Anatomy by Hans Schmaus, James Ewing (1902)
"platyhelminths (Flat Worms). Body flat, long, often segmented; gut present in many, may end blindly, or be absent (cestodes); central nervous system is a ..."

2. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"Their unsegmented character and the character of the nervous system seem to ally them more closely with the platyhelminths than with higher forms, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"Secondary external apertures then formed, which are irregular in their disposition (these .wily occur in certain platyhelminths), and more or less numerous; ..."

4. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1901)
"The simplicity of these organisms is not primitive, but secondary ; they are degenerate platyhelminths, but whether descended from Turbellaria or from ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"... for the achor- -data, which alone are treated in the portion -of the book before us. The recognition of я •group Vermes, including the platyhelminths, ..."

6. A Text-book of Pathology and Pathological Anatomy by Hans Schmaus, James Ewing (1902)
"platyhelminths (Flat Worms). Body flat, long, often segmented; gut present in many, may end blindly, or be absent (cestodes); central nervous system is a ..."

7. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"Their unsegmented character and the character of the nervous system seem to ally them more closely with the platyhelminths than with higher forms, ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"Secondary external apertures then formed, which are irregular in their disposition (these .wily occur in certain platyhelminths), and more or less numerous; ..."

9. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1901)
"The simplicity of these organisms is not primitive, but secondary ; they are degenerate platyhelminths, but whether descended from Turbellaria or from ..."

10. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"... for the achor- -data, which alone are treated in the portion -of the book before us. The recognition of я •group Vermes, including the platyhelminths, ..."

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