vermifuge

noun
ver·mi·fuge | \ ˈvər-mə-ˌfyüj \

Definition of vermifuge 

: an agent that destroys or expels parasitic worms : anthelmintic

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In my experience, an eight-day, mono-diet goat-milk cleanse — accompanied by a specific vermifuge made of anti-parasitic herbs — is the most successful treatment. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "The 23 Most Ridiculous Moments in Goop History, Ranked," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of vermifuge

1718, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vermifuge

borrowed from New Latin vermifuga, vermifugus, from vermi- vermi- + -fuga, -fugus -fuge

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vermifuge

noun
ver·mi·fuge | \ ˈvər-mə-ˌfyüj \

Medical Definition of vermifuge 

: a vermifugal agent : anthelmintic

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