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Medical Term:

anthelmintic

Pronunciation: ant′hel-min′tik, an-thel-

Definition:

  1. An agent that destroys or expels intestinal worms.
  2. Having the power to destroy or expel intestinal worms.

Synonym(s): anthelminthic, antihelminthic, helminthagogue, helminthic2, helmintic2, vermifuge

[anti- + G. helmins, worm]

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