anthelmintic

[ ant-hel-min-tik, an-thel- ]
/ ˌænt hɛlˈmɪn tɪk, ˌæn θɛl- /
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adjective

of or relating to a substance capable of destroying or eliminating parasitic worms, especially human intestinal helminths.

noun

any such substance.

Nearby words

  1. antheil,
  2. antheil, george,
  3. anthelic arc,
  4. anthelion,
  5. anthelix,
  6. anthem,
  7. anthema,
  8. anthemic,
  9. anthemion,
  10. anthemius of tralles

Origin of anthelmintic

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

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British Dictionary definitions for anthelmintic

anthelmintic

anthelminthic (ˌænθɛlˈmɪnθɪk) or antihelminthic (ˌæntɪhelˈmɪnθɪk)

/ (ˌænθɛlˈmɪntɪk) /

noun

med another name for vermifuge
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Medicine definitions for anthelmintic

anthelmintic

[ ănt′hĕl-mĭntĭk, ăn′thĕl- ]

n.

An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.helminthagogue helminthic vermifuge

adj.

Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.

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