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

  • adj. Of or relating to worms, especially parasitic worms.
  • adj. Tending to expel worms; anthelmintic.
  • n. An agent that expels or destroys parasitic worms; an anthelmintic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to worms; used especially of parasitic worms.
  • adj. Causing the expulsion of intestinal worms.
  • n. Any medicine that expels intestinal worms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or relating to worms, or Helminthes; expelling worms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, pertaining to helminths or worms.
  • In medicine, expelling worms; vermifugal.
  • n. A medicine for expelling worms; a vermifuge.

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

  • adj. capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms
  • n. a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms


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