An agent that kills intestinal parasitic worms. [vermi- + L. caedo, to kill]

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ver·mi·cide 'vər-mə-.sīd n an agent that destroys worms esp ANTHELMINTIC

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a chemical agent used to destroy parasitic worms living in the intestine. Compare vermifuge.

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ver·mi·cide (vurґmĭ-sīd) anthelmintic (def. 2).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Vermicide — Ver mi*cide, n. [L. vermis a worm + caedere to kill.] A medicine which destroys intestinal worms; a worm killer. Pereira. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vermicide — [vʉr′mə sīd΄] n. [ VERMI + CIDE] a drug or other agent used to kill worms, esp. intestinal worms …   English World dictionary

  • vermicide — (vèr mi si d ) adj. Terme de médecine. Qui tue les vers.    Substantivement. Un vermicide. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. vermis, ver, et caedere, tuer …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • vermicide — noun Date: 1849 an agent that destroys worms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • vermicide — n. [L. vermis, worm; caedere, to kill] Any of various therapeutic agents producing the death of a helminth; anthelmintic; see vermifuge …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • vermicide — vermicidal, adj. /verr meuh suyd /, n. a substance or agent used to kill worms, esp. a drug used to kill parasitic intestinal worms. [1840 50; VERMI + CIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • vermicide — noun Any substance used to kill worms, especially parasitic intestinal worms …   Wiktionary

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