Medical Dictionary

abortive

adj abor·tive \ə-ˈbrt-iv\

Definition of ABORTIVE

1
:  imperfectly formed or developed :  rudimentary
2
a :  abortifacient b :  cutting short <abortive treatment of pneumonia> c :  failing to develop completely or typically <an abortive case of poliomyelitis>
April 01, 2015
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