emmenagogue


em·men·a·gogue

noun \ə-ˈme-nə-ˌgäg, e-\

Definition of EMMENAGOGUE

:  an agent that promotes the menstrual discharge

Origin of EMMENAGOGUE

Greek emmēna menses (from neuter plural of emmēnos monthly, from en- + mēn month) + English -agogue — more at moon
First Known Use: circa 1732

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