taeniacide

or te·ni·a·cide

[ tee-nee-uh-sahyd ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. an agent that destroys tapeworms.

Origin of taeniacide

1
First recorded in 1855–60; taenia + -cide

Other words from taeniacide

  • tae·ni·a·cid·al, adjective

Words Nearby taeniacide

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British Dictionary definitions for taeniacide

taeniacide

US teniacide

/ (ˈtiːnɪəˌsaɪd) /


noun
  1. a substance, esp a drug, that kills tapeworms

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