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platyhelminth Line breaks: platy|hel¦minth
Pronunciation: /ˌplatɪˈhɛlmɪnθ/

Definition of platyhelminth in English:


An invertebrate of the phylum Platyhelminthes; a flatworm.
Example sentences
  • He also concluded that nemerteans, platyhelminths, and rotifers never had a prototroch.
  • It is of course possible that Rouse's decision to score platyhelminths, nemerteans, and rotifers as lacking a prototroch is defendable, and perhaps even preferable over scoring them as possessing a prototroch.
  • Unlike the situation in nematodes and platyhelminths, substantial evidence supports a close phylogenetic affinity of acanthocephalans to the predominately free-living rotifers.
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