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Definition of the noun abortifacient

What does abortifacient mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abortifacients

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

Definition of the adjective abortifacient

What does abortifacient mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. causing abortion

Alternative definition of the adjective abortifacient


  1. Producing miscarriage

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abortifacient

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Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

abortifacient (def. 2). abortient. abortifacient (def. 1). abortifacient. 1: abortient, abortigenic, abortive, capable of causing or inducing abortion. 2: an agent (e.g., ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants (2016)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

Antidiarrheal, diuretic, sudorific, antidote, analgesic, antihemorrhagic, febrifuge, anticonvulsive, menstruation troubles, abortifacient, for headache, itch, sores, hemorrhages, cough, catarrh, spitting of blood, colds, poison ivy, kidney troubles ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

aborticide, abortifacient (def. 2). abortient. abortifacient (def. Ib). abortifacient. la: abortive. Ib: abortient, abortigenic. able to induce abortion. 2: an agent that ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Abortifacient. A substance causing abortion.

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Abortifacient. An abortifacient is a drug which causes artificial ABORTION. Abortion. Abortion is defined as the expulsion of a FETUS before it is normally viable, usually before 24 weeks of pregnancy. (There are exceptional cases nowadays in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World (2001)

by Joyce E. Salisbury

There were many methods for inducing abortions, from surgery to irritating the cervix to taking abortifacient herbs. For example, an ancient Egyptian papyrus dating from 1550 B.C. recommended inserting strips of papyrus into the cervix to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

abortifacient A drug, herb or other chemical agent that dilates the cervix and/or causes the uterus to ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

abortifacient. n. a drug that induces abortion or miscarriage. See MIFEPRISTONE, PROSTAGLANDIN. abortion n. 1. (induced abortion, termination of pregnancy) the removal.

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

abortifacient; contraceptive. An abortifacient is anything intended to produce an abortion. Contraception is anything designed to prevent conception. Abortifacient should not be used to include contraceptive. abortion; ‚ú≥aborticide; ...

Google previewA Pocket Medical Dictionary (1911)

Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the Principal Words Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences ... by George Milbry Gould

Abortive; abortifacient. Abortifacient, ab-or-te-Jaf-shent. A drug inducing abortion. Abortion, abscission. Premature expulsion of a fetus. A., Artificial, abortion intentionally produced. A., Crim'inal, the production of abortion ...

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Abortifacient An abortifacient is a drug which causes ABORTION. Abortion Abortion is defined as the expulsion of a FETUS before it is normally viable, usually before 24 weeks of pregnancy. (There are exceptional cases nowadays in which ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (2013)

The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils In Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being by Julia Lawless

ACTIONS Abortifacient, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic (pulmonary, genito-urinary), antispasmodic, astringent, balsamic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory). EXTRACTION Essential oil by ...

Google previewShakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary (2014)

by Vivian Thomas, Nicki Faircloth

Its wide range of medicinal purposes included counteracting poisons,as an aphrodisiac, a contraceptive andan abortifacient. While notoriousforits strong smell, garliccould maskthe unpleasant effects ofrotting teethand bad breath.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

In view of recent reports of hepatotoxicity, it should not be used in people with liver dysfunction Kelp Used as an antihypertensive, antiobesity, antioxidant, abortifacient and anticoagulant Should not be used in women during pregnancy, due to ...

Google previewThe Aromatherapy Encyclopedia (2008)

A Concise Guide to Over 385 Plant Oils by Carol Schiller, David Schiller, Jeffrey Schiller

Documented Properties Abortifacient, analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antistress, antivenomous, aperitive, aphrodisiac, blood purifier, carminative, cephalic, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, estrogenic, ...

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Small photo of Prostaglandin F2alpha (dinoprost, PGF2A) uterus stimulating drug, molecular model. PGF2A is a prostaglandin drug that is used to induce labor and as an abortifacient.Small photo of Prostaglandin F2alpha (dinoprost, PGF2A) uterus stimulating drug, molecular model. PGF2A is a prostaglandin drug that is used to induce labor and as an abortifacient. More...

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