Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.
  • noun An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In medicine, destroying or expelling intestinal worms.
  • noun A vermifuge; a drug used for destroying and expelling intestinal worms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective medicine Destructive to parasitic intestinal worms.
  • noun medicine A drug for the treatment of intestinal worm infestation, either by killing the worms or by causing them to be expelled from the body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
  • adjective capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ant(i)– + Greek helmins, helminth-, worm; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

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From ant- +‎ helminth +‎ -ic. The second th has become t by dissimilation.

Examples

  • Male Fern is the anthelmintic which is considered especially effectual in removing the tape-worm.

    The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English or, Medicine Simplified, 54th ed., One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand

  • A meta-analysis of the milk-production response after anthelmintic treatment in naturally infected adult dairy cows.

    ENTANGLED MINDS

  • A meta-analysis of the milk-production response after anthelmintic treatment in naturally infected adult dairy cows.

    ENTANGLED MINDS

  • A meta-analysis of the milk-production response after anthelmintic treatment in naturally infected adult dairy cows.

    ENTANGLED MINDS

  • Use of a narrow spectrum drug rather than a combined fluke and worm drench helps reduce the usage of the broad spectrum wormers and slow the onset of anthelmintic resistance.

    Chapter 5

  • Animals respond well to an improvement in nutrition and/or treatment with an anthelmintic.

    Chapter 5

  • · To minimise the risk of anthelmintic resistance, the frequency of drug use should be reduced as much as possible.

    Chapter 4

  • The continued ingestion of low levels of anthelmintic can help to overcome anthelmintic resistance and the additional mineral, protein and energy supplement can be very beneficial to animals during times of nutritional stress.

    Chapter 5

  • · Bottles of anthelmintic should be properly mixed prior to use.

    Chapter 4

  • As a rough guide, no more than four doses of anthelmintic should be given to any stock in one year.

    Chapter 4

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  • The Worminator.

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