American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Destroying or inhibiting the growth and reproduction of human or animal parasites.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inimical to parasites.
- n. A remedy employed for the destruction or removal of parasites.
“Wormwood is an antiparasitic, and some of the herbs also contain painkillers.”
“Health Benefits: Antimicrobial, antifungal, antiparasitic; has antioxidant effects.”
“A single 50-cent dose of the antiparasitic mebendazole keeps a girl parasite-free for a year, keeping her from missing classes.”
“Host defense mechanisms contribute a major antiparasitic effect, with which any spontaneously generated drug-resistant mutant malaria parasite must contend.”
“Principally known for its job in proper metabolism and thyroid function, iodine is also necessary for a healthy immune system and has many therapeutic benefits including antibacterial, antiparasitic, antiviral and anticancer properties.”
“Studies show that this South American herb has antifungal, antiparasitic properties.”
“RNA interference might well have been the dominant antiparasitic strategy in a world without DNA.”
“But there were other people who could do the nursing, and no one but me who knew enough to try to compound an antiparasitic remedy.”
“The following combination of antiparasitic essential oils can be used as an overnight treatment to kill off the lice.”
“Give your child a dose of garlic 2–3 times a day a fresh clove chopped into food, several drops oil of garlic in food or juice, or garlic tablets for its antiparasitic properties.”
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