serving to expel worms and other parasites from the intestinal tract
Origin of vermifugevermi- + -fuge
a vermifuge drug
A medicine that expels intestinal worms.
Causing expulsion of intestinal worms; anthelmintic.
(comparative more vermifuge, superlative most vermifuge)
- (medicine, dated) Referring to something that acts as a drug to cause expulsion or death of intestinal worms.
- (medicine, dated) A drug that causes the expulsion or death of intestinal worms, such as tapeworms.