What animal classification is a worm?

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"Worm" is a very broad term, that is most coloquially used to describe the earthworm.

The earthworm, along with other invertebrates such as leeches, are from the phylum Annelida , and are refered to as annelids .

Roundworms, on the other hand, belong to the phylum Nematoda , and flatworms belong to the Platyhelminthes phylum.

Below are examples of earthworms, roundworms, and flatworms, respectively.

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