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Meaning of Aschelminthes

Asc•hel•min•thes

Pronunciation: (ask"hel-min'thēz), [key]
— n. Zool.
  1. 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.
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