, berm, confirm, firm, germ, herm, midterm, perm, sperm, squirm, term, therm, worm
•pachyderm • echinoderm
•wheatgerm • endosperm
•gymnosperm • isogeotherm
•ragworm • flatworm • threadworm
•silkworm • ringworm • inchworm
•blindworm • lobworm • roundworm
•slow-worm • screw worm
•bloodworm • lugworm • lungworm
Simple, carnivorous, ribbon-like creature which, having no circulatory system
and sometimes no mouth or gut, feeds by absorption through its body wall. The fluke
are both animal parasites. Order Platyhelminthes.
a worm of a phylum (Platyhelminthes) that includes the planarians together with the parasitic flukes and tapeworms. They are distinguished by having a simple flattened body that lacks blood vessels, and a digestive tract that, if present, has a single opening.
flatworm (platyhelminth) (flat-werm) n.
any of the flat-bodied worms, including the flukes and tapeworms. Both these groups contain many parasites of medical importance.