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anthelmintic

 [ant″hel-min´tik]
1. destructive to parasitic worms; called also antihelmintic and vermifugal.
2. an agent destructive to worms; examples include piperazine and hexylresorcinol for the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides;quinacrine for tapeworms; oxytetracycline and emetine for protozoan infections such as amebic dysentery; and mebendazole for several different intestinal worms. Many anthelmintic drugs are toxic and should be given with care; the toxic effects of a specific drug should be known prior to administration and the patient observed carefully for such effects after the drug is given. Called also vermicide, and vermifuge
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ver·mi·cide

(ver'mi-sīd),
An agent that kills intestinal parasitic worms.
[vermi- + L. caedo, to kill]
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vermicide

(vûr′mĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent used to kill worms, especially parasitic worms.

ver′mi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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vermicide

Parasitology An agent that kills intestinal parasites
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ver·mi·cide

(vĕr'mi-sīd)
An agent that kills intestinal parasitic worms.
[vermi- + L. caedo, to kill]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vermicide

A drug that kills worms.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ver·mi·cide

(vĕr'mi-sīd)
An agent that kills intestinal parasitic worms.
[vermi- + L. caedo, to kill]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012