a) Of or pertaining to worms; used especially of parasitic worms.
b) Causing the expulsion of intestinal worms.
2. noun
Any medicine that expels intestinal worms.

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  • helminthic — [hel min′thik] adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or caused by helminths 2. expelling or destroying helminths n. a helminthic medicine; vermifuge …   English World dictionary

  • Helminthic — Hel*min thic, a. [Cf. F. helminthique.] Of or relating to worms, or Helminthes; expelling worms. n. A vermifuge; an anthelmintic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • helminthic — adjective see helminth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • helminthic — adj. [Gr. helmins, worm] Pertaining to worms …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • helminthic — /hel min thik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or caused by helminths. 2. expelling intestinal worms; anthelminthic. [1695 1705; HELMINTH + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • helminthic — 1. Helmintic. 2. SYN: anthelmintic (1) …   Medical dictionary

  • helminthic — adj. of helminths; expelling helminths …   English contemporary dictionary

  • helminthic — hel·min·thic …   English syllables

  • helminthic — hel•min•thic [[t]hɛlˈmɪn θɪk[/t]] adj. 1) ivt pat of, pertaining to, or caused by helminths 2) pha expelling intestinal worms; anthelminthic • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

  • helminthic — /hɛlˈmɪnθɪk/ (say hel minthik) adjective 1. relating to worms. 2. expelling intestinal worms. Also, helminthous …   Australian English dictionary

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