Definition of deworm in English:

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deworm

Pronunciation: /dēˈwərm/

verb

[with object]
Treat (an animal) to free it of worms.
Example sentences
  • In addition, the cattle were dewormed with moxidectin (Cydectin; Ft. Dodge Animal Health).
  • You can prevent your child from becoming reinfected by deworming your pets and by keeping your child away from areas where pets defecate.
  • All animals were dewormed with an oral treatment of albendazole and were divided into three groups of 6 animals each.

Derivatives

dewormer

noun
Example sentences
  • In other words, one product is used over the course of a year followed by use of a different classification (mebendazole, organosphosphate, avermectine, etc.) of dewormers the next year.
  • While such deficiencies may not exist here, a growing resistance of parasites to chemical dewormers has piqued interest in alternatives to conventional treatments for nematode infections.
  • The most common time to administer dewormers for reproducing animals is prior to breeding and before farrowing.

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Syllabification: de·worm

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