Taenifuge definition

A medicine to expel tapeworms from a body.

Pumpkin seeds have been used as a taenifuge, and the component that drives the worms out may be bitter resin.

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Noun

Singular:
taenifuge
Plural:
taenifuges

Origin of taenifuge

  • From the Ancient Greek ταινία (tainia, “band, ribbon”) and fugo (“flee”) (from φεύγειν (phugein, “to flee”), related to φεύγω (pheugō, “I flee”).

    From Wiktionary