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Definition of "helminthic" [hel•min•thic]

  • Of or relating to worms, especially parasitic worms. (adjective)
  • Tending to expel worms; anthelmintic. (adjective)
  • An agent that expels or destroys parasitic worms; an anthelmintic. (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 "helminthic" in a sentence
  • "This type of treatment is known as helminthic treatment, or more specifically TSO, from the Latin name for whipworm eggs: Trichuris Suis Ova."
  • "If these trials prove successful, treatment with parasitic worms—known as helminthic therapy—could provide a simple, cheap, natural and controllable treatment for the debilitating condition, which affects 2.5 million people world-wide."
  • ""helminthic" therapy to avoid surgical removal of his entire colon."
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