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.

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 Forms

vermifugal (ˌvɜːmɪˈfjuːɡəl), adjective
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Medicine definitions for vermifuge

vermifuge

[ vûrmə-fyōōj′ ]

n.

anthelmintic

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