a predatory marine gastropod of the family Cassidae, characterized by a thick, heavy shell with a broadened outer lip.
the shell of this animal, often used for making cameos.
[helm-hohlts] /ˈhɛlm hoʊlts/ noun 1. Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von [her-mahn loot-vik fer-di-nahnt fuh n] /ˈhɛr mɑn ˈlut vɪk ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt fən/ (Show IPA), 1821–94, German physiologist and physicist. /German ˈhɛlmhɔlts/ noun 1. Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von (ˈhɛrman ˈluːtvɪç ˈfɛrdinant fɔn). 1821–94, German physiologist, physicist, and mathematician: helped to found the theory of the conservation […]
[helm] /hɛlm/ noun 1. Nautical. 2. the place or post of control: A stern taskmaster was at the helm of the company. verb (used with object) 3. to steer; direct. [helm] /hɛlm/ noun 1. Also, heaume. Also called great helm. a medieval helmet, typically formed as a single cylindrical piece with a flat or raised […]
[hel-minth] /ˈhɛl mɪnθ/ noun 1. a worm, especially a parasitic worm. /ˈhɛlmɪnθ/ noun 1. any parasitic worm, esp a nematode or fluke helminth hel·minth (hěl’mĭnth’) n. A worm, especially a parasitic roundworm or tapeworm. helminth (hěl’mĭnth’) A worm, especially a parasitic roundworm or tapeworm.
helminthagogue hel·min·tha·gogue (hěl-mĭn’thə-gôg’) n. See anthelmintic.