An infection by a parasitic worm (a helminth), which can be in the intestines, under the skin, or in the general area of the gut.

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Hel`min*thi"a*sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. to suffer from worms, fr. , , a worm.] Med.

A disease in which worms are present in some part of the body.


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