from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various mostly microscopic wormlike invertebrates of the obsolete phylum Aschelminthes, including the nematodes, rotifers, and gastrotrichs.
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- noun Any of many
pseudocoelomatesof the former phylum Aschelminthes
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From New Latin Aschelminthēs, former phylum name : Greek askos, bag (in reference to the pseudocoel found in members of the group) + helmins, helminth-, worm; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]
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