anthelmintic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj anthelmintic capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms
    • n anthelmintic a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Anthelmintic ăn`thĕl*mĭn"tĭk (Med) capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anthelmintic In medicine, destroying or expelling intestinal worms.
    • n anthelmintic A vermifuge; a drug used for destroying and expelling intestinal worms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Anthelmintic an-thel-mint′ik destroying or expelling worms.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. anti-, + Gr. "e`lmins -inqos, worm, esp. a tapeworm, or mawworm. See also helminth
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. anti, against, and helmins, helminthos, a worm.

Usage

In literature:

These comprise anthelmintics, demulcents, diluents, and emollients.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Anthelmintics are medicines which have the power of destroying or expelling worms from the intestinal canal.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
It is held in high estimation as an anthelmintic.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Anthelmintic means "against a worm," and is a term employed to designate those medicines which destroy or expel worms.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Anthelmintic; two to four drachms.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
The anthelmintic polyporus is employed in Burmah as a vermifuge.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Malefern, santonine, thymol and other anthelmintic remedies are prescribed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
It is official in the United States Pharmacopoeia and is used principally as an anthelmintic.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
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In news:

A new approach for anthelmintic discovery for humans p176.
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