vermicide


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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

ver·mi·cide

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

vermicide

/ver·mi·cide/ (ver´mĭ-sīd) anthelmintic (2).

vermicide

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

ver′mi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

vermicide

[vur′misīd]
Etymology: L, vermis, worm, caedere, to kill
an agent that kills worms, particularly those in the intestine. Compare anthelmintic, vermifuge.

vermicide

Parasitology An agent that kills intestinal parasites

ver·mi·cide

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

vermicide

A drug that kills worms.

ver·mi·cide

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

vermicide

an agent lethal to worms or intestinal animal parasites.