or te·ni·a·fuge


noun Medicine/Medical.

an agent or medicine for expelling tapeworms from the body.

Origin of taeniafuge

First recorded in 1855–60; taenia + -fuge
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British Dictionary definitions for taeniafuge


US teniafuge


a substance, esp a drug, that expels tapeworms from the body of their host
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taeniafuge in Medicine



An agent that expels tapeworms from the body.
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