antimalarial

antimalarial
adjective Date: 1884 serving to prevent, control, or cure malariaantimalarial noun

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  • antimalarial — [an΄tīmə ler′ē əl, an΄tēmə ler′ē əl, an΄timə ler′ē əl] adj. preventing or relieving malaria n. an antimalarial drug * * * an·ti·ma·lar·i·al (ăn tē mə lârʹē əl, ăn tī ) adj. Preventing or relieving the symptoms of malaria. n. A drug used to treat… …   Universalium

  • antimalarial — [an΄tīmə ler′ē əl, an΄tēmə ler′ē əl, an΄timə ler′ē əl] adj. preventing or relieving malaria n. an antimalarial drug …   English World dictionary

  • Antimalarial — An ti*ma*la ri*al ([a^]n t[i^]*m[.a]*l[=a] r[i^]*al), a. Good against malaria. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antimalarial — A drug directed against malaria. The original antimalarial agent was quinine which took its name from the Peruvian Indian word kina meaning bark of the tree. A large and complex molecule, quinine is the most important alkaloid found in cinchona… …   Medical dictionary

  • antimalarial — noun a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria • Syn: ↑antimalarial drug • Hypernyms: ↑antiprotozoal, ↑antiprotozoal drug • Hyponyms: ↑chloroquine, ↑mefloquine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • antimalarial — adjective used to prevent malaria. noun an antimalarial drug …   English new terms dictionary

  • antimalarial — /ˌæntiməˈlɛəriəl/ (say .anteemuh lairreeuhl) adjective 1. preventive of or efficacious against malaria. –noun 2. an antimalarial agent …   Australian English dictionary

  • antimalarial — 1. noun agent that prevents or counteracts malaria 2. adjective preventing or counteracting malaria …   Wiktionary

  • antimalarial — adj. serving to prevent or cure malarial fever …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antimalarial — an·ti·ma·lar·i·al …   English syllables

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