helmintho-, helminth-, helminthi-, -helminth
(Greek: worm, worms)
The killing of intestinal worms.
helminthophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
A morbid fear of a worm infestation: Since Judy's cat had parasitic worms once, she was terribly afraid of these soft-bodied animals, and took her tabby to the veterinarian much more than was necessary and later found out that she had a case of helminthophoba!
helminthophobic (s) (noun), helminthophobics (pl)
An individual who is intensely frightened of worms: Ever since Janet was a youngster, she had an extreme hatred of helminths, a parasite nematode, like a roundworm or tapeworm, and after reading about this in a scientific book, she was sure she was a helminthophobic.
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