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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vermifuge mean? 

  The noun VERMIFUGE has 1 sense:

1. a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms

  Familiarity information: VERMIFUGE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


anthelminthic; anthelmintic; helminthic; vermifuge

Hypernyms ("vermifuge" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vermifuge"):

mebendazole (an anthelmintic used to treat hookworm and pinworm and roundworm infestations)

piperazine (vermifuge used to treat infestations by roundworms or pinworms)

Atabrine; mepacrine; quinacrine; quinacrine hydrochloride (a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria)

carbon dichloride; ethylene tetrachloride; tetrachlorethylene; tetrachloroethylene (anthelmintic agent used against hookworm and other nematodes)

thiabendazole (an antifungal agent and anthelmintic)

crystal violet; gentian violet (a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment)

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