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Meaning of ABORTIFACIENT

Pronunciation:  u`bortu'feyshunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
  2. [adj]  causing abortion
 

ABORTIFACIENT is a 13 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: aborticide, abortion-inducing drug, causative
 
 See Also: abortion pill, drug, Mifepristone, RU 486

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*bor`ti*fa"cient\
([.a]*b[^o]r`t[i^]*f[=a]"shent), a. [L. abortus (see {Abort},
v.) + faciens, p. pr. of facere to make.]
Producing miscarriage. -- n. A drug or an agent that causes
premature delivery.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Induces abortions (miscarriages).
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A drug or compound that induces the expulsion of an embryo or fetus.
 

 

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