anthelmintic

[ant-hel-min-tik, an-thel-]Pharmacology
adjective
  1. of or relating to a substance capable of destroying or eliminating parasitic worms, especially human intestinal helminths.
noun
  1. any such substance.

Origin of anthelmintic

First recorded in 1675–85; ant- + helmint(h)ic
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anthelmintic

anthelminthic (ˌænθɛlˈmɪnθɪk) or antihelminthic (ˌæntɪhelˈmɪnθɪk)

noun
  1. med another name for vermifuge
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anthelmintic in Medicine

anthelmintic

[ănt′hĕl-mĭntĭk, ăn′thĕl-]
n.
  1. An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.helminthagogue helminthic vermifuge
adj.
  1. Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.
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