Definition of Abortifacient

1. Noun. A drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion.

Exact synonyms: Aborticide, Abortion-inducing Drug
Specialized synonyms: Abortion Pill, Mifepristone, Ru 486
Generic synonyms: Drug



2. Adjective. Causing abortion.
Similar to: Causative

Definition of Abortifacient

1. a. Producing miscarriage.

Definition of Abortifacient

1. Adjective. Producing miscarriage ¹

2. Noun. (pharmacology) A drug or an agent that induces an abortion.(reference-book last = first = authorlink = coauthors = editor =Gove, Philip Babcock others = title = Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged origdate = origyear = 1909 origmonth = url = format = accessdate = accessyear = accessmonth = edition = date = year =1976 month = publisher =G. & C. Merriam Co. location = Springfield, MA language = id = doi = isbn =0-87779-101-5 lccn = ol = pages =5 chapter = chapterurl = quote =) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abortifacient

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Medical Definition of Abortifacient

1. A drug or compound that induces the expulsion of an embryo or foetus. (06 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abortifacient

aborsive
abort
abortation
abortations
aborted
aborted ectopic pregnancy
abortee
abortees
aborter
aborters
aborticide
aborticides
abortient
abortients
abortifacient (current term)
abortifacient agents
abortifacients
abortigenic
abortin
aborting
abortins
abortion
abortion-inducing drug
abortion applicants
abortion pill
abortion pills
abortion rate
abortional
abortionism

Literary usage of Abortifacient

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"ERGOT AS AN abortifacient. A series of letters have lately appeared in the London Times (Lancet, Sept. 5, 1885), which show that it is no uncommon ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1900)
"... AS AN abortifacient. WB Ransom (British Medical Journal, June 30, 1900, p. 1590). Ransom reports three cases of cerebral disease due to lead poisoning, ..."

3. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"A volatile oil from the Hemlock Spruce has been used as an abortifacient, with danger to the life of the subject. Pitch is supposed to have a special ..."

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