Elminthes .g. lumbrici rotundi.
Elminthes is Greek for intestinal roundworms.
This entry refers to the Greek word ἕλμινς /helmins/; mostly found in plural as ἕλμινθες /helminthes/. The medieval pronunciation is /elminthes/.
Although Greek and Byzantine medical authors usually describe elminthes either as flat (πλατεῖαι) or round (στρογγύλαι), Simon refers only to roundworms.
Further discussion in Ongaro (1964-5: 119-43).
See also: Elmigx
--Petros Bouras-Vallianatos 12:43, 25 October 2011 (BST)