vermifuge

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noun ver·mi·fuge \ˈvər-mə-ˌfyüj\

Definition of vermifuge

  1. :  an agent that destroys or expels parasitic worms :  anthelmintic

Origin and Etymology of vermifuge

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


First Known Use: 1718


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vermifuge

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noun ver·mi·fuge \ˈvər-mə-ˌfyüj\

Medical Definition of vermifuge

  1. :  a vermifugal agent :  anthelmintic

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