oxytocic


oxy·to·cic

adjective \ˌäk-si-ˈtō-sik\

Definition of OXYTOCIC

:  hastening parturition; also :  inducing contraction of uterine smooth muscle
oxytocic noun

Origin of OXYTOCIC

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek oxys sharp, quick + tokos childbirth, from tiktein to bear — more at thane
First Known Use: 1873

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