anthelmintic[ant′hel min′tik, an′t̸hel-]
anthelmintic definition by Webster's New World
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killing or ejecting intestinal worms
Origin: ant(i)- plush Classical Greek helmins (gen. helminthos), worm plush -ic
an anthelmintic medicine
anthelmintic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.noun
An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.
Origin: ant(i)- + Greek helmins, helminth-, worm; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
anthelmintic - Medical Definition
An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms. Also called helminthagogue, helminthic, vermifuge.adjective
Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.