Skip to Content


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


  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]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.