[an-tee-muh-lair-ee-uh l, an-tahy‐]Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology
  1. any such substance, as a drug.

Origin of antimalarial

First recorded in 1890–95; anti- + malarial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for antimalarial

Historical Examples of antimalarial

  • In antimalarial work it is desirable to distinguish the anopheline mosquitoes from the culicine species in all stages.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

British Dictionary definitions for antimalarial


  1. effective in the treatment of malaria
  1. an antimalarial drug or agent
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antimalarial in Medicine


[ăn′tē-mə-lârē-əl, ăn′tī-]
  1. Preventing or relieving the symptoms of malaria.
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