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 (ăn′tē-fər-tĭl′ĭ-tē, ăn′tī-)
Capable of reducing or eliminating fertility; contraceptive.


acting to suppress fertility or as a contraceptive


(ˌæn ti fərˈtɪl ɪ ti, ˌæn taɪ-)

of or being a substance that inhibits the ability to produce offspring; contraceptive.
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Adj.1.antifertility - capable of preventing conception or impregnationantifertility - capable of preventing conception or impregnation; "contraceptive devices and medications"
protective - intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind; "a protective covering"; "the use of protective masks and equipment"; "protective coatings"; "kept the drunken sailor in protective custody"; "animals with protective coloring"; "protective tariffs"
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These include its antiinflammatory, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic, anticoagulant, antifertility, ant diabetes, antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antiviral, antifibrotic, antivenom, antiulcer, hypotensive and hypocholesteremic activities [20-22].
Previously, mangrove plants have displayed various levels of biological activities including antibacteria (17), antifunga (18), antimicrobia (19), antiplasmodial (10-11), hepatoprotective (12-13), larvicida (12) and antifertility (14).
460-370 BCE) appears to be the oldest reference to the antifertility activity of DC seed, which are described as an abortifacient.
Antifertility constituent of the flower Yuan-Hua--isolation and structure of yuanhuatine.
To detect the antifertility effect of the mice immunized with different nanoparticles, the rate of fertility was recorded.
Earlier research disclosed that high doses of IFN-[gamma] induce a low implantation rate and exert an antifertility effect in pregnant rabbits.
Many researchers have reported the antifertility effect of AMP and SASP at a considerable higher dose (12, 13).
In the experience of the GPIC, which deals mostly with cases of pesticide poisoning, paracetamol, anti-inflammatory drugs and antifertility drugs are regularly reported in unprescribed intake.
In 2003, political and religious leaders in three northern Nigerian states urged parents not to have their children vaccinated, telling locals that vaccines contained HIV, antifertility compounds, and cancer-causing agents and were "corrupted and tainted" by western "evildoers.
Antifertility and mutagenic effects in mice from parenteral administration of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).