AskDefine | Define helminthology

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Etymology

Helminth + -logos. (Eng. us. 1819)

Noun

  1. The branch of zoology related to the study of helminths (parasitic worms)

Extensive Definition

Helminthology is the study of worms and especially parasitic worms. This field deals with the study of their taxonomy and the effect on their hosts.
The origin of the word is helminth - worm in greek.
helminthology in Spanish: Helmintología
helminthology in Hebrew: הלמינתולוגיה
helminthology in Polish: Helmintologia
helminthology in Portuguese: Helmintologia
helminthology in Russian: Гельминты
helminthology in Thai: พยาธิ
helminthology in Ukrainian: Гельмінтологія
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