Anthelmintic Definition

-thĭk
adjective
Killing or ejecting intestinal worms.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
parasiticidalhelminthicanthelminthic
noun
An anthelmintic medicine.
Webster's New World
An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.
American Heritage Medicine

Other Word Forms of Anthelmintic

Noun

Singular:
anthelmintic
Plural:
anthelmintics

Origin of Anthelmintic

  • From ant- +‎ helminth +‎ -ic. The second th has become t by dissimilation.

    From Wiktionary

  • ant(i)– Greek helmins helminth- worm wel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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