vermicide

[ vur-muh-sahyd ]

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

Origin of vermicide

1
First recorded in 1840–50; vermi- + -cide

Other words from vermicide

  • ver·mi·cid·al, adjective

Words Nearby vermicide

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British Dictionary definitions for vermicide

vermicide

/ (ˈvɜːmɪˌsaɪd) /


noun
  1. any substance used to kill worms

Derived forms of vermicide

  • vermicidal, adjective

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