abortifacient Medicine

abortifacient Medicine [əˌbɔ:tɪ'feɪʃ(ə)nt]
adjective (of a drug) causing abortion.
noun an abortifacient drug.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • abortifacient — 1. Producing abortion. SYN: aborticide, abortient, abortigenic, abortive (3). 2. An agent that produces abortion. [L. abortus, abortion, + facio, to make] * * * abor·ti·fa·cient ə .bȯrt ə fā shənt adj inducing abortion abortifacien …   Medical dictionary

  • Abortifacient — In this medieval image, a midwife prepares a pennyroyal mixture for a pregnant woman. An abortifacient is a substance that induces abortion. Abortifacients for animals that have mated undesirably are known as mismating shots. Common… …   Wikipedia

  • abortifacient — Abortive A*bor tive, n. 1. That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A fruitless effort or issue. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abortifacient — /3b6rt3feysh(iy)ant/ Drug or medicine capable of, or used for, producing abortion …   Black's law dictionary

  • Abortive — The word abortive has a number of meanings including prematurely born; fruitless or unsuccessful; imperfectly formed or developed; tending to cut short. In everyday language, the sense of abortive to mean prematurely born, as an abortive child,… …   Medical dictionary

  • abortient — SYN: abortifacient (1). * * * abor·tient (ə borґshənt) abortifacient …   Medical dictionary

  • oil — An inflammable liquid, of fatty consistency and unctuous feel, which is insoluble in water, soluble or insoluble in alcohol, and freely soluble in ether. Oils are variously classified as animal …   Medical dictionary

  • pennyroyal — A name in folk medicine given to Mentha pulegium (an aromatic p.), or to Hedeoma pulegeoides (American p.) (family Labiatae); an aromatic stimulant formerly used as an emmenagogue. * * * pen·ny·roy·al .pen ē rȯi( ə)l, pen i .rīl n any of several …   Medical dictionary

  • pennyroyal oil — n a yellowish aromatic essential oil obtained from an American pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegioides) and used as an insect repellent and in folk medicine as an emmenagogue, carminative, and stimulant called also hedeoma oil * * * an essential oil… …   Medical dictionary

  • savin — sav·in sav ən n a mostly prostrate Eurasian evergreen juniper (Juniperus sabina) with dark foliage and small berries having a glaucous bloom and with bitter acrid tops that are sometimes used in folk medicine (as for amenorrhea or as an… …   Medical dictionary

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