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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: nem'a-thel-min'thez

Definition: Formerly considered a phylum to incorporate the pseudocelomate organisms, which now are divided into the distinct phyla Acanthocephala, Entoprocta, Rotifera, Gastrotricha, Kinorhyncha, Nematoda, and Nematomorpha.

[nemat- + G. helmins, helminthos, worm]

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