anthelmintic

adjective
an·thel·min·tic | \ˌant-ˌhel-ˈmin-tik, 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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The first known use of anthelmintic was in 1684

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anthelmintic

adjective
an·thel·min·tic | \ˌant-ˌhel-ˈmin-tik, ˌan-ˌthel- \
variants: also anthelminthic \-ˈmin-thik \

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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