vermicide

[ vur-muh-sahyd ]
/ ˈvɜr məˌsaɪd /

noun

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

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Origin of vermicide

First recorded in 1840–50; vermi- + -cide

OTHER WORDS FROM vermicide

ver·mi·cid·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vermicide

vermicide
/ (ˈvɜːmɪˌsaɪd) /

noun

any substance used to kill worms

Derived forms of vermicide

vermicidal, adjective
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Medical definitions for vermicide

vermicide
[ vûrmĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

An agent used to kill parasitic intestinal worms.
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