Anthelmintic meaning

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Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.
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An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.
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Killing or ejecting intestinal worms.
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An anthelmintic medicine.
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Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.
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An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.
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(medicine) Destructive to parasitic intestinal worms.

Research is progressing well on finding native plants with anthelmintic properties.

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(medicine) A drug for the treatment of intestinal worm infestation, either by killing the worms or by causing them to be expelled from the body.
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Origin of anthelmintic

  • ant(i)– Greek helmins helminth- worm wel-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From ant- +‎ helminth +‎ -ic. The second th has become t by dissimilation.
    From Wiktionary