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Definition of "anthelmintic" [anthelmintic]

  • Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms. (adjective)
  • An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anthelmintic" in a sentence
  • "Male Fern is the anthelmintic which is considered especially effectual in removing the tape-worm."
  • "A meta-analysis of the milk-production response after anthelmintic treatment in naturally infected adult dairy cows."
  • "· To minimise the risk of anthelmintic resistance, the frequency of drug use should be reduced as much as possible."