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.
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abortifacient

(əˌbɔːtɪˈfeɪʃənt)
adj
(Medicine) causing abortion
n
(Medicine) a drug or agent that causes abortion
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a•bor•ti•fa•cient

(əˌbɔr təˈfeɪ ʃənt)

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

Cf. aborticide, 2.
See also: Abortion
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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"
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Translations

abortifacient

[əˌbɔːtɪˈfeɪʃənt]
A. ADJabortivo
B. Nabortivo m
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a·bor·ti·fa·cient

n. abortivo, estimulante para inducir un aborto.
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abortifacient

adj & n abortivo
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References in periodicals archive ?
Moreover, several abortigenic agents have a zoonotic potential, i.e., Brucella abortus, Coxiella burnetii, and Chlamydophila abortus.
This organism is now considered an abortigenic agent with a worldwide distribution in cattle, as shown by a recent report of Waddlia-related abortion in Germany (8).
We investigated the zoonotic potential of Waddlia chondrophila, a new Chlamydia-like abortigenic agent in ruminants.