- parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
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Invertebrate with flat, worm-like body (e.g. tapeworm).
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Flat'worm` noun (Zoology)
Any worm belonging to the Plathelminthes; also, sometimes applied to the planarians.
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<organism> The tapeworms or cestodes, are ribbon-shaped segmented worms which inhabit the intestinal tract of many vertebrates (including humans). ... most tapeworm infections occur in Africa, Yugoslavia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Mexico and parts of South America and Russia. Some forms may be contracted from infected dogs or cats (mor
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parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
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(flat´wәrm) an individual organism of the phylum Platyhelminthes; those parasitic in humans include tapeworms and flukes. Called also platyhelminth.
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• (n.) Any worm belonging to the Plathelminthes; also, sometimes applied to the planarians.
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any of the phylum Platyhelminthes, a group of soft-bodied, usually much flattened invertebrates. The flatworms are free-living as well as ... [17 related articles]
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Type: Term Pronunciation: flat′wŏrm Definitions: 1. A member of the phylum Platyhelminthes, including the parasitic tapeworms and flukes.
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In traditional zoology texts, Platyhelminthes are divided into Turbellaria, which are mostly nonparasitic animals such as planarians, and three entirely parasitic groups: Cestoda, Trematoda and Monogenea; however, since the turbellarians have since been proven not to be monophyletic, this classification is now deprecated. Free-living flatworms are
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Polyclad flatworm, Pseudoceros sp, Egyptian Red Sea. Photo © Mike Keggen A member of the invertebrate phylum Platyhelminthes, of which about 25,000 species are known. Some are free-living, but many are parasitic (for example, tapeworms and flukes). The body is simple and bilaterally symme...
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flatworm: see Platyhelminthes; worm.
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Flatworm is a common name for the Phylum platyhelminthes division of animals.
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Invertebrate of the phylum Platyhelminthes. Some are free-living, but many are parasitic (for example, tapeworms and flukes). The body is simple and bilaterally symmetrical, with one opening to the intestine. Many are hermaphroditic (with both male and female sex organs) and practise self-fe...
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