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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 previewThe Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary (2015)

Quick Reference by Stephen Michael Sheppard

ABORTIFACIENT See: ABORTION, ABORTIFACIENT. ABORTION (ABORT) The termination of a pregnancy other than by live birth of a child. See also: PREGNANCY (QUICK WITH CHILD OR PREGNANT WOMAN); FETUS (FETAL, FOETUS ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Abortifacient. A substance causing abortion.

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 previewBlack’s Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Abortifacient. A drug which causes ABORTION. Abortion. Expulsion of a FETUS before it is normally viable, usually before 24 weeks of pregnancy. (Although there are exceptional cases in which fetuses as young as 22 weeks' gestation may ...

Google previewBlack's Student Veterinary Dictionary (2017)

Abortifacient. A substance causing abortion. Abortion. The premature expulsion of the fetus and fetal membranes. The termination of pregnancy.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

abortifacient. Pharmacology An agent that induces the expulsion of an embryo or fetus; a drug, herb other chemical that dilates of the cervix and causes the uterus to contract resulting in a spontaneous.

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 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 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 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 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 previewPocket Medical Dictionary (1999)

by B. Jain Publishers Staff

Abortive; abortifacient. Abortifacient, ab-or- te-fa'-shent. A drug inducing abortion. Abortion, ab-or'-shun. Premature expulsion of ...

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 Bahnm Dictionary of Holistic Horse Medicine and Management (1998)

by Keith Allison

Abortifacient Abortifacient A ...

Google previewPhytochemical Dictionary (1998)

A Handbook of Bioactive Compounds from Plants, Second Edition by Herbert Baxter, J.B. Harborne, Gerald P. Moss

It also stimulates smooth muscle, is an abortifacient, an anthelmintic, and ...

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; ✳aborticide; ...

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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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