from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any platode worm; any member of the phylum Platyhelminthes.
  • Same as platoid: correlated with cestode, trematode, and nematode.


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  • Even then the egg was first a gastraea-egg, then a platode-egg, then a vermalia-egg, and chordonia-egg; later still acrania-egg, then fish-egg, amphibia-egg, reptile-egg, and finally bird's egg.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • Among these worms we find some important forms that show considerable advance in organisation from the platode to the chordonia stage.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2


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