Definition of -agogue

: substance that promotes the secretion or expulsion of emmenagogue

History and Etymology for -agogue

borrowed from French -agogue, borrowed from Late Latin -agōgum "promoting the expulsion of," borrowed from Greek -agōgon (originally modifying phármakon "drug, substance") from neuter of agōgós "leading, drawing forth," derivative (with reduplication) of ágein "to lead, carry off" — more at agent

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“-agogue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-agogue. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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