(Hel"met-shaped`) a. Shaped like a helmet; galeate. See Illust. of Galeate.

(Hel"minth) n. [Gr. a worm.] (Zoöl.) An intestinal worm, or wormlike intestinal parasite; one of the Helminthes.

(Hel*min"tha*gogue) n. [Gr. a worm + to drive.] (Med.) A vermifuge.

(||Hel*min"thes) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a worm.] (Zoöl.) One of the grand divisions or branches of the animal kingdom. It is a large group including a vast number of species, most of which are parasitic. Called also Enthelminthes, Enthelmintha.

The following classes are included, with others of less importance: Cestoidea Trematodea Turbellaria Acanthocephala Nematoidea Nemertina See Plathelminthes, and Nemathelminthes.

(||Hel`min*thi"a*sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. to suffer from worms, fr. a worm.] (Med.) A disease in which worms are present in some part of the body.

(Hel*min"thic) a. [Cf. F. helminthique.] Of or relating to worms, or Helminthes; expelling worms.n. A vermifuge; an anthelmintic.

(Hel*min"thite) n. [Gr. a worm.] (Geol.) One of the sinuous tracks on the surfaces of many stones, and popularly considered as worm trails.

(Hel*min"thoid) a. [Gr. a worm + -oid.] Wormlike; vermiform.

(Hel*min`tho*log"ic Hel*min`tho*log"ic*al), a. [Cf. F. helminthologique.] Of or pertaining to helminthology.

(Hel`min*thol"o*gist) n. [Cf. F. helminthologiste.] One versed in helminthology.

(Hel`min*thol"o*gy) n. [Gr. a worm + -logy: cf. F. helminthologie.] The natural history, or study, of worms, esp. parasitic worms.

(Helm"less) a.

1. Destitute of a helmet.

2. Without a helm or rudder. Carlyle.

(Helms"man) n.; pl. Helmsmen The man at the helm; a steersman.

(Helm"wind`) n. A wind attending or presaged by the cloud called helm. [Prov. Eng.]

(He"lot) n. [L. Helotes, Hilotae, pl., fr. Gr. E'e`lws and E'elw`ths a bondman or serf of the Spartans; so named from 'Elos, a town of Laconia, whose inhabitants were enslaved; or perh. akin to e`lei^n to take, conquer, used as 2d aor. of .] A slave in ancient Sparta; a Spartan serf; hence, a slave or serf.

Those unfortunates, the Helots of mankind, more or less numerous in every community.
I. Taylor.

(He"lot*ism) n. The condition of the Helots or slaves in Sparta; slavery.

(He"lot*ry) n. The Helots, collectively; slaves; bondsmen. "The Helotry of Mammon." Macaulay.

(Help) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Helped (helpt) (Obs. imp. Holp p. p. Holpen (hol"p'n)); p. pr. & vb. n. Helping.] [AS. helpan; akin to OS. helpan, D. helpen, G. helfen, OHG. helfan, Icel. hjalpa, Sw. hjelpa, Dan. hielpe, Goth. hilpan; cf. Lith. szelpti, and Skr. klp to be fitting.]

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