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helminthology

Pronunciation: hel'min-thol'o-je

Definition: The branch of science concerned with worms; especially the branch of zoology and of medicine concerned with intestinal vermiform parasites.

Synonym(s): scolecology

[G. helmins, worm, + logos, study]

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