parasiticidal

Destructive to parasites.

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par·a·sit·i·ci·dal -.sit-ə-'sīd-əl adj destructive to parasites <the \parasiticidal action of a substance>

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par·a·sit·i·ci·dal (par″ə-sit″ĭ-siґdəl) antiparasitic (def. 1).

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  • parasiticidal — adjective Date: 1892 destructive to parasites • parasiticide noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parasiticidal — See parasiticide. * * * …   Universalium

  • parasiticidal — pærÉ™ sɪtɪsaɪdl adj. kills parasites, fatal to parasites …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parasiticidal — par·a·sit·i·ci·dal …   English syllables

  • parasiticidal — adjective capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms • Syn: ↑anthelmintic, ↑anthelminthic, ↑helminthic • Similar to: ↑healthful • Derivationally related forms: ↑helminthic ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • parasiticide — parasiticidal, adj. /par euh sit euh suyd /, n. 1. an agent or preparation that destroys parasites. adj. 2. destructive to parasites. [1860 65; PARASITE + I + CIDE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Anthelmintic — anthelminthic anthelminthic, Anthelmintic An thel*min tic([a^]n th[e^]l*m[i^]n t[i^]k), a. [Pref. anti + Gr. e lmins, inqos, worm, esp. a tapeworm, or mawworm. See also {helminth}] (Med.) capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms. n. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dip — I. verb (dipped; dipping) Etymology: Middle English dippen, from Old English dyppan; akin to Old High German tupfen to wash, Lithuanian dubus deep Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to plunge or immerse momentarily or partially under …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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