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[ vur-muh-sahyd ]
/ ˈvɜr məˌsaɪd /


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

Nearby words

vermeil, vermi-, vermian, vermicelli, vermicidal, vermicide, vermicular, vermicular movement, vermicular pulse, vermicularly, vermiculate

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

Examples from the Web for vermicide

  • The search should be preceded by a vermicide and a brisk purge.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd

British Dictionary definitions for vermicide


/ (ˈvɜːmɪˌsaɪd) /


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


[ vûrmĭ-sīd′ ]


An agent used to kill parasitic intestinal worms.
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