Definitions for vermifugeˈvɜr məˌfyudʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•mi•fugeˈvɜr məˌfyudʒ(adj.)

  1. serving to expel worms or other animal parasites from the intestines, as a medicine.

    Category: Pharmacology

  2. (n.)a vermifuge medicine or agent.

    Category: Pharmacology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vermifuge, anthelmintic, anthelminthic, helminthic(noun)

    a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms


  1. vermifuge(Noun)

    A drug that causes the expulsion or death of intestinal worms, such as tapeworms.

  2. vermifuge(Adjective)

    Referring to something that acts as a drug to cause expulsion or death of intestinal worms.

  3. Origin: c 1720, , from vermis + fugo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vermifuge(noun)

    a medicine or substance that expels worms from animal bodies; an anthelmintic


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