from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. One of the grand divisions or branches of the animal kingdom. It is a large group including a vast number of species, most of which are parasitic. Called also Enthelminthes, Enthelmintha.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A large group of worms.
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The new commitments aim to eradicate or reduce leprosy, lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis), blinding trachoma, sleeping sickness, Guinea worm, schistosomiasis (also called bilharzia), river blindness, soil-transmitted helminthes, Chagas disease and visceral leishmaniasis.
La chaire est restée la même; elle comprend les vers, les helminthes, les mollusques, et ce qu'on appelait autrefois les
It would be well to look for the entozoaires or helminthes of different animals and send them, declaring at the same time the animal and viscera whence the worm is extracted.
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Soil-transmitted helminthes, intestinal worms transmitted by fecal-oral contamination or through skin.
Joseph K. K.tsao, a village chief in K.nya, has been leading the fight against lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthes as well as providing clean water through an improved filter system.
According to a 2008 survey conducted by the Access Project on the prevalence of schistosmiasis and soil-transmitted helminthes (commonly known as worms), a staggering 65.8 percent of school-age children in Rwanda are infected with one or more of these parasites.
Other insects are not derived from living parentage, but are generated spontaneously: some out of dew falling on leaves, ordinarily in spring-time, but not seldom in winter when there has been a stretch of fair weather and southerly winds; others grow in decaying mud or dung; others in timber, green or dry; some in the hair of animals; some in the flesh of animals; some in excrements: and some from excrement after it has been voided, and some from excrement yet within the living animal, like the helminthes or intestinal worms.