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antimalarial

[ an-tee-muh-lair-ee-uhl, an-tahy‐ ]
/ ˌæn ti məˈlɛər i əl, ˌæn taɪ‐ /
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adjective

of or relating to a substance that is used in the treatment or prevention of malaria.

noun

any such substance, as a drug.

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Origin of antimalarial

First recorded in 1890–95; anti- + malarial
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  • 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

antimalarial
/ (ˌæntɪməˈlɛərɪəl) /

adjective

effective in the treatment of malaria

noun

an antimalarial drug or agent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for antimalarial

antimalarial
[ ăn′tē-mə-lârē-əl, ăn′tī- ]

adj.

Preventing or relieving the symptoms of malaria.
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