antimalarial

antimalarial
noun
a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria
Syn: ↑antimalarial drug
Hypernyms: ↑antiprotozoal, ↑antiprotozoal drug
Hyponyms:

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I. \\| ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|-\ adjective
Etymology: anti- (I) + malarial
: serving to prevent, check, or cure malaria
II. noun (-s)
: an antimalarial drug

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antimalāˈrial (↑malarial) adj(1)
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Main Entry:anti-

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  • antimalarial — [an΄tīmə ler′ē əl, an΄tēmə ler′ē əl, an΄timə ler′ē əl] adj. preventing or relieving malaria n. an antimalarial drug * * * an·ti·ma·lar·i·al (ăn tē mə lârʹē əl, ăn tī ) adj. Preventing or relieving the symptoms of malaria. n. A drug used to treat… …   Universalium

  • antimalarial — [an΄tīmə ler′ē əl, an΄tēmə ler′ē əl, an΄timə ler′ē əl] adj. preventing or relieving malaria n. an antimalarial drug …   English World dictionary

  • Antimalarial — An ti*ma*la ri*al ([a^]n t[i^]*m[.a]*l[=a] r[i^]*al), a. Good against malaria. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antimalarial — A drug directed against malaria. The original antimalarial agent was quinine which took its name from the Peruvian Indian word kina meaning bark of the tree. A large and complex molecule, quinine is the most important alkaloid found in cinchona… …   Medical dictionary

  • antimalarial — adjective Date: 1884 serving to prevent, control, or cure malaria • antimalarial noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antimalarial — adjective used to prevent malaria. noun an antimalarial drug …   English new terms dictionary

  • antimalarial — /ˌæntiməˈlɛəriəl/ (say .anteemuh lairreeuhl) adjective 1. preventive of or efficacious against malaria. –noun 2. an antimalarial agent …   Australian-English dictionary

  • antimalarial — 1. noun agent that prevents or counteracts malaria 2. adjective preventing or counteracting malaria …   Wiktionary

  • antimalarial — adj. serving to prevent or cure malarial fever …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antimalarial — an·ti·ma·lar·i·al …   English syllables

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