abortifacient(redirected from abortient)
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A substance or device used to induce abortion.
(Medicine) causing abortion
(Medicine) a drug or agent that causes abortion
a•bor•ti•fa•cient(əˌbɔr təˈfeɪ ʃənt)
1. causing abortion.n.
2. a drug or device for inducing abortion.
Cf. aborticide, 2.See also: Abortion
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|Noun||1.||abortifacient - 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"