Any of various, mostly microscopic wormlike invertebrates of the group Aschelminthes, including the nematodes, rotifers, and gastrotrichs. Aschelminths typically inhabit water or moist soil, are often parasitic, and have complex internal structures. The status of the Aschelminthes as a single taxonomic group is controversial, and many researchers consider its members to be separate phyla.
a major grouping (formerly a phylum) of small-to-microscopic pseudocoelomate organisms, as the rotifers, nematodes, and gastrotriches, all of which are now classified as separate phyla. Historical Examples The invertebrates: Acanthocephala, Aschelminthes, and Endoprocta. The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches Louis M. Roth Aschelminthes Asc·hel·min·thes (āsk’hěl-mĭn’thēz’) n. A phylum of the Metazoa that includes nematodes and other […]
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- Ascaris lumbricoides
ascaris lumbricoides Ascaris lumbricoides Ascaris lum·bri·coi·des (lŭm’brĭ-koi’dēz) n. A common roundworm that is parasitic in the intestines of humans and that causes restlessness, fever, and sometimes diarrhea.