- of or relating to a substance capable of destroying or eliminating parasitic worms, especially human intestinal helminths.
- any such substance.
Origin of anthelmintic
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Examples from the Web for anthelmintic
A powerful astringent, purgative, anthelmintic, and narcotic.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
The anthelmintic action of this remedy was also unknown to him.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
The root is bitter, nauseous, and used in North America as anthelmintic.Flowers and Flower-Gardens
David Lester Richardson
Its bark is anthelmintic, but requires care in its administration, being powerfully narcotic.
It is also used medicinally as an anthelmintic and has been successfully used in cases of tapeworm.
anthelminthic (ˌænθɛlˈmɪnθɪk) or antihelminthic (ˌæntɪhelˈmɪnθɪk)
- med another name for vermifuge
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- An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.helminthagogue helminthic vermifuge
- Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.
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