anthelminthic
anthelminthic anthelminthic, Anthelmintic An`thel*min"tic([a^]n`th[e^]l*m[i^]n"t[i^]k), a. [Pref. anti- + Gr. "e`lmins, -inqos, worm, esp. a tapeworm, or mawworm. See also {helminth}] (Med.) capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms. -- n. An anthelmintic remedy. [Written also {anthelminthic}.]

Syn: helminthic, parasiticidal [1913 Webster WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


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