vermifuge

[ vur-muh-fyooj ]
/ ˈvɜr məˌfyudʒ /
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adjective

serving to expel worms or other animal parasites from the intestines, as a medicine.

noun

a vermifuge medicine or agent.

Nearby words

  1. vermiculture,
  2. vermiform,
  3. vermiform appendix,
  4. vermiform process,
  5. vermifugal,
  6. vermilion,
  7. vermilion border,
  8. vermilion rockfish,
  9. vermilionectomy,
  10. vermin

Origin of vermifuge

First recorded in 1690–1700; vermi- + -fuge

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British Dictionary definitions for vermifuge

vermifuge

/ (ˈvɜːmɪˌfjuːdʒ) /

noun

any drug or agent able to destroy or expel intestinal worms; an anthelmintic
Derived Formsvermifugal (ˌvɜːmɪˈfjuːɡəl), adjective

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Medicine definitions for vermifuge

vermifuge

[ vûrmə-fyōōj′ ]

n.

anthelmintic

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