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ant·hel·min·tic  audio  (nthl-mntk, nthl-) KEY  also ant·hel·min·thic  (-thk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.
NOUN:
An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.

ETYMOLOGY:
ant(i)- + Greek helmins, helminth-, worm; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots


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