adjective Etymology: anti- + Greek helminth-, helmis worm Date: 1684 expelling or destroying parasitic worms especially of the intestineanthelmintic noun

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  • anthelmintic — [ant΄hel min′tik, an΄thelmin′ik] adj. [ ANT(I) + Gr helmins (gen. helminthos), worm + IC] killing or ejecting intestinal worms n. an anthelmintic medicine …   English World dictionary

  • Anthelmintic — anthelminthic anthelminthic, Anthelmintic An thel*min tic([a^]n th[e^]l*m[i^]n t[i^]k), a. [Pref. anti + Gr. e lmins, inqos, worm, esp. a tapeworm, or mawworm. See also {helminth}] (Med.) capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms. n. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthelmintic — Anthelmintics or antihelminthics are drugs that expel parasitic worms (helminths) from the body, by either stunning or killing them. They may also be called vermifuges (stunning) or vermicides (killing).Pharmaceutical classesExamples of… …   Wikipedia

  • anthelmintic — /ant hel min tik, an thel /, Pharm. adj. 1. of or pertaining to a substance capable of destroying or eliminating parasitic worms, esp. human intestinal helminths. n. 2. any such substance. [1675 85; ANT + HELMINT(H)IC] * * * ▪ drug       any drug …   Universalium

  • anthelmintic — 1. adjective Destructive to parasitic intestinal worms Research is progressing well on finding native plants with anthelmintic properties. 2. noun Any drug that causes the expulsion or death of intestinal worms …   Wiktionary

  • anthelmintic — 1. An agent that destroys or expels intestinal worms. SYN: anthelminthic, antihelminthic, helminthagogue, helminthic (2), helmintic (2), vermifuge. 2. Having the power to destroy or expel intestinal worms. SYN …   Medical dictionary

  • anthelmintic — /ænθəlˈmɪntɪk/ (say anthuhl mintik) adjective 1. destroying or expelling intestinal worms. –noun 2. an anthelmintic remedy. Also, anthelminthic. {New Latin anth antho + Greek helminth worm + ic; originally anthelminthic in English, then… …  

  • anthelmintic — ant•hel•min•tic [[t]ˌænt hɛlˈmɪn tɪk, ˌæn θɛl [/t]] adj. 1) pha of or pertaining to a substance capable of destroying or eliminating parasitic worms, esp. human intestinal helminths 2) pha an anthelmintic substance • Etymology: 1675–85; ant… …   From formal English to slang

  • anthelmintic Medicine — [ˌanθ(ə)l mɪntɪk] adjective (of medicines) used to destroy parasitic worms. noun an anthelmintic medicine. Origin C17: from anth (var. of anti against ) + Gk helmins, helminth worm + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • anthelmintic — См. anthelminthic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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