anthelmintic /ˌanθ(ə)lˈmɪntɪk / ‹Medicine›


I. adjective

(chiefly of medicines) used to destroy parasitic worms.
II. noun

an anthelmintic medicine.
– origin late 17th cent. (as an adjective): from anth- (variant of anti ‘against’) + Greek helmins, helminth- ‘worm’ + -ic.

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