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morning–after pill

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noun morn·ing–after pill \ˌmȯr-niŋ-ˈaf-tər-\

Simple Definition of morning–after pill

  • : a pill that a woman takes after having sex so that she will not become pregnant

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of morning–after pill

  1. :  an oral drug usually containing high doses of estrogen taken up to usually three days after unprotected sexual intercourse that interferes with pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation or by blocking implantation of a fertilized egg in the human uterus

1957

First Known Use of morning–after pill

1957


Medical Dictionary

morning–after pill

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noun morn·ing–af·ter pill \ˌmȯr-niŋ-ˈaf-tər-\

Medical Definition of morning–after pill

  1. :  an oral drug typically containing high doses of estrogen taken up to usually three days after unprotected sexual intercourse that interferes with pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation or by blocking implantation of a fertilized egg in the human uterus




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