abortifacient

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a·bor·ti·fa·cient

 (ə-bôr′tə-fā′shənt)
adj.
Causing abortion.
n.
A substance or device used to induce abortion.

abortifacient

(əˌbɔːtɪˈfeɪʃənt)
adj
(Medicine) causing abortion
n
(Medicine) a drug or agent that causes abortion

a•bor•ti•fa•cient

(əˌbɔr təˈfeɪ ʃənt)

adj.
1. causing abortion.
n.
2. a drug or device for inducing abortion.
[1870–75]

abortifacient

Cf. aborticide, 2.
See also: Abortion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abortifacient - a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortionabortifacient - a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
abortion pill, mifepristone, RU 486 - an abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
Adj.1.abortifacient - causing abortion
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"
Translations

abortifacient

[əˌbɔːtɪˈfeɪʃənt]
A. ADJabortivo
B. Nabortivo m

a·bor·ti·fa·cient

n. abortivo, estimulante para inducir un aborto.

abortifacient

adj & n abortivo
References in periodicals archive ?
22) Thus, emergency contraception does not disrupt an existing pregnancy, but prevents pregnancy altogether, completely distinguishing it from an abortifacent like mifepistrone, a medicine that ends established pregnancy.
245) Florida's statute only protects refusals for "medical or religious reasons," (246) suggesting that a pharmacist in a state with such statutory language who refuses to dispense prescription contraceptives because of an erroneous medical belief that they have abortifacent properties or because of sexist views that women who use emergency contraception are immoral would not enjoy the protections of the statute.
By this logic, if contraception can inhibit the implantation of a fertilized egg, it is an abortifacent.