Definition of Platyhelminthes in English:

Platyhelminthes

Line breaks: Platy|hel¦min¦thes
Pronunciation: /ˌplatɪhɛlˈmɪnθiːz
 
/

noun

Zoology
A phylum of invertebrates that comprises the flatworms.
More example sentences
  • Like other members of the phylum Platyhelminthes, those of the class Turbellaria are dorsoventrally compressed, with high surface area to volume ratios.
  • However, opinions do differ for the scoring of three phyla in particular: Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, and Rotifera (variously scored as primitively possessing or lacking a prototroch).
  • The simplest animals that are bilaterally symmetrical and triploblastic (composed of three fundamental cell layers) are the Platyhelminthes, the flatworms.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from platy- 'flat' + Greek helminth 'worm'.

Definition of Platyhelminthes in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day guzzle
Pronunciation: ˈgəzəl
verb
eat or drink (something) greedily