What does helminth mean?

Definitions for helminth
ˈhɛl mɪnθhelminth

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word helminth.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. helminth, parasitic wormnoun

    worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukes


  1. helminthnoun

    A parasitic roundworm or flatworm.

  2. Etymology: From ἕλμινθ- (helminth-), stem of ἕλμινς.


  1. helminth

    Helminths are parasitic worms that live in and feed on living hosts, receiving nourishment and protection while disrupting their hosts' nutrient absorption, causing weakness and disease. They include various types of worms such as tapeworms, roundworms, and flukes. They can typically infect both humans and animals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Helminthnoun

    an intestinal worm, or wormlike intestinal parasite; one of the Helminthes

  2. Etymology: [Gr. , , a worm.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Helminth

    hel′minth, n. a worm.—n. Helminth′agogue, a remedy against worms.—adj. Helmin′thic, pertaining to worms: (med.) expelling worms.—n. a medicine for expelling worms.—n. Helmin′thite, a long sinuous mark common on the surfaces of sandstone, and supposed to be the tracks of worms.—adjs. Helmin′thoid, worm-shaped; Helmintholog′ic, -al.—ns. Helminthol′ogist; Helminthol′ogy, that branch of natural history which treats of worms, or more particularly of the parasitic forms.—adj. Helminth′ous. [Gr. helmins, -inthos, a worm.]

Matched Categories

How to pronounce helminth?

How to say helminth in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of helminth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of helminth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for helminth

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for helminth »


Find a translation for the helminth definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"helminth." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 19 Apr. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/helminth>.

Discuss these helminth definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for helminth? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    A suspicious
    B transparent
    C alternate
    D opaque

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for helminth: