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vermifuge

[vur-muh-fyooj] /ˈvɜr məˌfyudʒ/
adjective
1.
serving to expel worms or other animal parasites from the intestines, as a medicine.
noun
2.
a vermifuge medicine or agent.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; vermi- + -fuge
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Examples for vermifuge
  • The turpentine obtained from the resin of all pine trees is antiseptic, diuretic, rubefacient and vermifuge.
British Dictionary definitions for vermifuge

vermifuge

/ˈvɜːmɪˌfjuːdʒ/
noun
1.
any drug or agent able to destroy or expel intestinal worms; an anthelmintic
Derived Forms
vermifugal (ˌvɜːmɪˈfjuːɡəl) adjective
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vermifuge in Medicine

vermifuge ver·mi·fuge (vûr'mə-fyōōj')
n.
See anthelmintic.

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