antimalarial

[ an-tee-muh-lair-ee-uh l, 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.

Nearby words

  1. antilymphocyte serum,
  2. antilysin,
  3. antimacassar,
  4. antimachus,
  5. antimagnetic,
  6. antimanic,
  7. antimasque,
  8. antimatter,
  9. antimension,
  10. antimensium

Origin of antimalarial

First recorded in 1890–95; anti- + malarial

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Examples from the Web for 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

antimalarial

/ (ˌæntɪməˈlɛərɪəl) /

adjective

effective in the treatment of malaria

noun

an antimalarial drug or agent
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Medicine definitions for antimalarial

antimalarial

[ ăn′tē-mə-lârē-əl, ăn′tī- ]

adj.

Preventing or relieving the symptoms of malaria.

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