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1. Of or relating to parasitic worms.
2. Tending to expel worms; anthelmintic.
An agent that expels or destroys parasitic worms; an anthelmintic.
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(Pathology) of, relating to, or caused by parasitic worms
n, adj
(Pharmacology) another word for vermifuge
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(hɛlˈmɪn θɪk)

1. of, pertaining to, or caused by helminths.
2. expelling intestinal worms; anthelminthic.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.helminthic - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal wormshelminthic - 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.helminthic - capable of expelling or destroying parasitic wormshelminthic - 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"
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References in periodicals archive ?
The ELISA is another diagnostic method; however, it is not always accessible and this test does not differentiate between previous infection and other helminthic infections, making a definitive diagnosis difficult.
Among different helminthic infections in captive wild carnivores, the prevalence of nematodes and cestodes was 85.7% and 57.1% respectively.
Various mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent in India such as malaria (protozoal), dengue (viral), chikungunya (viral), filariasis (helminthic), yellow fever (viral), and Japanese encephalitis (viral).
More or less two billion people in underdeveloped nations are affected by intestinal worms.3 The age group of 5-15 years is the time period when intestinal helminthic infections tend to be high and this is reported to be most common among the children of that particular age group.4 The reason behind the high prevalence of these infestations is closely associated with poverty, poor environmental sanitation and poor health services.5
Five species of cestodes and four species of nematodes were finally isolated from a total number of 80 dogs., 68 dogs [85%] had at least one helminthic parasite species.
Intestinal protozoa and intestinal helminthic infections in displacement camps in Sierra Leone.
(5) Stool studies are not very specific and may yield ova of other helminthic parasites, as persons from endemic countries may be simultaneously infected with other worms.
Table I: Prevalence of Various Species of Helminthic Parasites of Horses based on Copro - Diagnosis N= 200
Parasitic helminthic infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.
Infectious diseases: protozoal and helminthic. In: Tierney LM, McPhee SJ, Papadakis MA, eds.
An Illustrated Book of Helminthic Zoonoses, lnternational Medical Foundation of Japan, Fukuoka, Japon.