anthelmintic

Definitions of anthelmintic
  1. adjective
    capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms
    synonyms: anthelminthic, helminthic, parasiticidal
    healthful
    conducive to good health of body or mind
  2. noun
    a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
    synonyms: anthelminthic, helminthic, vermifuge
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    mebendazole
    an anthelmintic used to treat hookworm and pinworm and roundworm infestations
    piperazine
    vermifuge used to treat infestations by roundworms or pinworms
    Atabrine, mepacrine, quinacrine, quinacrine hydrochloride
    a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria
    carbon dichloride, ethylene tetrachloride, tetrachlorethylene, tetrachloroethylene
    anthelmintic agent used against hookworm and other nematodes
    thiabendazole
    an antifungal agent and anthelmintic
    crystal violet, gentian violet
    a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
    type of:
    medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine
    (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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