anthelmintic

adjective
an·​thel·​min·​tic | \ ˌant-ˌhel-ˈmin-tik How to pronounce anthelmintic (audio) , ˌan-ˌthel- \

Definition of anthelmintic

: expelling or destroying parasitic worms especially of the intestine

Other Words from anthelmintic

anthelmintic noun

First Known Use of anthelmintic

1684, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthelmintic

anti- + Greek helminth-, helmis worm

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“Anthelmintic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthelmintic. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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anthelmintic

adjective
an·​thel·​min·​tic | \ ˌant-ˌhel-ˈmin-tik How to pronounce anthelmintic (audio) , ˌan-ˌthel- How to pronounce anthelmintic (audio) \
variants: also anthelminthic \ -​ˈmin-​thik How to pronounce anthelminthic (audio) \

Medical Definition of anthelmintic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: expelling or destroying parasitic worms (as tapeworms) especially of the intestine

anthelmintic

noun
variants: also anthelminthic

Medical Definition of anthelmintic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an anthelmintic drug

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