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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • anthelmintic — 1. adjective Destructive to parasitic intestinal worms Research is progressing well on finding native plants with anthelmintic properties. 2. noun Any drug that causes the expulsion or death of intestinal worms …   Wiktionary

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  • anthelmintic — /ænθəlˈmɪntɪk/ (say anthuhl mintik) adjective 1. destroying or expelling intestinal worms. –noun 2. an anthelmintic remedy. Also, anthelminthic. {New Latin anth antho + Greek helminth worm + ic; originally anthelminthic in English, then… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • anthelmintic — adj. destroying or removing intestinal worms n. substance which exterminates intestinal worms …   English contemporary dictionary

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