SYN: anthelmintic (2). [vermi- + L. fugo, to chase away]

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ver·mif·u·gal vər-'mif-yə-gəl, .vər-mə-'fyü-gəl adj serving to destroy or expel parasitic worms: ANTHELMINTIC

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ver·mif·u·gal (vər-mifґu-gəl) anthelmintic (def. 1).

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