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 (ănt′hĕl-mĭn′tĭk, ăn′thĕl-) also ant·hel·min·thic (-thĭk)
Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.
An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.

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


(ˌænθɛlˈmɪntɪk) ,




(Pharmacology) med another name for vermifuge


(ˌænt hɛlˈmɪn tɪk, ˌæn θɛl-)

1. of or pertaining to a substance capable of destroying or eliminating parasitic worms, esp. human intestinal helminths.
2. an anthelmintic substance.
[1675–85; ant- + helmint (h) ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anthelmintic - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal wormsanthelmintic - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
mebendazole - an anthelmintic used to treat hookworm and pinworm and roundworm infestations
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
piperazine - vermifuge used to treat infestations by roundworms or pinworms
Atabrine, mepacrine, quinacrine, quinacrine hydrochloride - a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria
carbon dichloride, ethylene tetrachloride, tetrachlorethylene, tetrachloroethylene - anthelmintic agent used against hookworm and other nematodes
thiabendazole - an antifungal agent and anthelmintic
crystal violet, gentian violet - a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
Adj.1.anthelmintic - capable of expelling or destroying parasitic wormsanthelmintic - capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"


adj & n antihelmíntico
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This study presented two effective treatments however chemical treatments commonly used (e.g., formalin) may cause environmental hazards including antihelmintic resistance, the risk of residues and toxicity to fish.
This plant showed hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, leucorrhoea, dysentery, dysmenorrhoea, hemoptysis, hypertension, anti-ulcer, antihelmintic, antiasthematic, hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic properties [10-16].
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coccifera such as neuroprotective [25], antibacterial [26, 27], antifungal [26], antihelmintic [28], and antioxidant [29] activity.
Noni has been traditionally used for its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antitumor, antihelmintic, analgesic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, and immune-enhancing effects.
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suaveolens has been reported to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-diarrheal, antihelmintic, anti-diabetic, anticancer, wound-healing and insecticidal properties [11].
Also there was a efficient control of gastrointestinal parasites based in the correct rotation of the pastures, monthly fecal egg count, and selective antihelmintic treatments (VIEIRA et al., 2017).