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
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