taeniacide

or te·ni·a·cide

[ tee-nee-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈti ni əˌsaɪd /

noun Pharmacology.

an agent that destroys tapeworms.

Nearby words

  1. taejon,
  2. tael,
  3. taenia,
  4. taenia saginata,
  5. taenia solium,
  6. taeniafuge,
  7. taeniasis,
  8. taeniid,
  9. taenioid,
  10. taf

Origin of taeniacide

First recorded in 1855–60; taenia + -cide

Related formstae·ni·a·cid·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for taeniacide

taeniacide

US teniacide

/ (ˈtiːnɪəˌsaɪd) /

noun

a substance, esp a drug, that kills tapeworms
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Medicine definitions for taeniacide

taeniacide

n.

An agent that kills tapeworms.

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