a substance or agent used to kill worms, especially a drug used to kill parasitic intestinal worms.

Origin of vermicide

First recorded in 1840–50; vermi- + -cide
Related formsver·mi·cid·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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any substance used to kill worms
Derived Formsvermicidal, adjective
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vermicide in Medicine




An agent used to kill parasitic intestinal worms.
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