Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The scientific study of worms, especially parasitic worms.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The natural history, or study, of worms, esp. parasitic worms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of worms, especially of parasitic worms.

Etymologies

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helminth +‎ -ology (Eng. us. 1819)

Examples

  • He obtained a PhD in medical helminthology from the University of London.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In helminthology he contributed to the literature on the nematode Trichirella spiralis and also to that on the schistosome trematodes which cause schistosomiasis of man, his contributions including methods of cultivating the schistosomes in vitro and modifications of methods for the recovery and counting of the eggs of these parasites.

    Thomas H. Weller - Biography

  • His experiences under the direction of these two distinguished parasitologists, whose outstanding discoveries in protozoology and helminthology are well-known, must have been very valuable.

    Thomas H. Weller - Biography

  • Gottstein B, Ayala FJ (2008) Taeniid history, natural selection and antigenic diversity: evolutionary theory meets helminthology.

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  • Yum.

    February 24, 2009

  • I think I have a tin of those.

    February 24, 2009

  • The study of vile breath mints that taste as if they were made of crushed internal parasites.

    February 24, 2009