-agogue

noun combining form

Definition of -agogue

  1. :  substance that promotes the secretion or expulsion of emmenagogue

Origin and Etymology of -agogue

French & New Latin; French, from Late Latin -agogus promoting the expulsion of, from Greek -agōgos, from agein to lead; New Latin -agogon, from Greek, neuter of -agōgos — more at agent


Medical Dictionary

-agogue

noun combining form -a·gogue \ə-ˌgäg\

Medical Definition of -agogue

  1. :  substance that promotes the secretion or expulsion of cholagogue emmenagogue


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