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  1. a substance or agent used to kill worms, especially a drug used to kill parasitic intestinal worms.
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Origin of vermicide

First recorded in 1840–50; vermi- + -cide
Related formsver·mi·cid·al, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The search should be preceded by a vermicide and a brisk purge.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis

    James Campbell Todd

British Dictionary definitions for vermicide


  1. any substance used to kill worms
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Derived Formsvermicidal, adjective
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vermicide in Medicine


  1. An agent used to kill parasitic intestinal worms.
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