aborticide


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aborticide

(əˈbɔːtɪˌsaɪd)
n
1. the killing of an unborn fetus
2. med another word for abortifacient
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aborticide

1. destruction of a fetus. Also called feticide.
2. that which produces an abortion; an abortifacient
See also: Abortion
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aborticide - a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortionaborticide - 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
2.aborticide - the act of destroying a fetusaborticide - the act of destroying a fetus  
induced abortion - a deliberate termination of pregnancy
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1909) (undercover police officer convinces chemist to sell aborticide); Regina v.
Eames, whom he discovers has been taking an aborticide that leaves her organs in a state of "fragile jelly." After six days of Larch's care, Mrs.