Origin of helminthic

First recorded in 1695–1705; helminth + -ic
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Examples from the Web for helminthic

Historical Examples of helminthic

  • Unfortunately, other avian epizotics, not necessarily due to parasites of any kind, may be mistaken for helminthic epizoty.


    T. Spencer Cobbold

British Dictionary definitions for helminthic


  1. of, relating to, or caused by parasitic worms
noun, adjective
  1. another word for vermifuge
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helminthic in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to worms, especially parasitic worms.
  2. Tending to expel worms.
  1. anthelmintic
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