427. Worms


See also 430. ZOOLOGY .

helminthology
the branch of zoology that studies worms, especially parasitic worms. — helminthologist , n. helminthologic, helminthologieal , adj.
helminthophobia
an abnormal fear of being infested with worms.
scoleciphobia
an abnormal fear of worms.
scolecology
a study of worms.
sericulture
the breeding and raising of silk worms for the production of silk. — sericulturist , n. sericultural , adj.
taeniacide, teniacide
an agent or preparation for killing tapeworms. — taeniacidal, teniacidal , adj.
vermeology
Rare. helminthology. — vermeologist , n.
vermicide
a substance for killing worms, especially intestinal worms, in animals or humans. Cf. vermifuge.
vermiculation
motion similar to that of a worm. See also 282. MOTION ; 305. ORNAMENTATION .
vermifuge
a drug for expelling worms from the intestinal tract. Cf. vermicide . — vermifuge , adj.
vermination
the state or process of being infested with worms or vermin.
vermiphobia
an abnormal fear of worms.

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