helminthic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj helminthic capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms
    • n helminthic a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Helminthic Of or relating to worms, or Helminthes; expelling worms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • helminthic In zoology, pertaining to helminths or worms.
    • helminthic In medicine, expelling worms; vermifugal.
    • n helminthic A medicine for expelling worms; a vermifuge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Helminthic pertaining to worms:
    • adj Helminthic (med.) expelling worms
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. helminthique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. helmins, -inthos, a worm.

Usage

In literature:

Can anyone suggest the name, etc., of this helminth?
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Yamaguti (1958) listed all the kinds of helminths known from cottonmouths.
"Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia)" by Ray D. Burkett
Most of them were infested and five kinds of helminths were identified.
"Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus" by Henry S. Fitch
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In news:

Important Helminth Infections in Southeast Asia.
While previous research has suggested that reintroducing helminths and other microbials back into these patients might help, exactly how these worms seem to work their intestinal magic was unclear.
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