abortifacient

noun abor·ti·fa·cient \ ə-ˌbȯr-tə-ˈfā-shənt \

Definition of abortifacient

:an agent (such as a drug) that induces abortion

abortifacient

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of abortifacient

borrowed from New Latin abortifacient-, abortifaciens, from Latin abortus "miscarriage, abortion" (from aborīrī "to pass away, (of a fetus) miscarry, be aborted" + -tus, suffix of verbal action) + -i- -i- + -facient-, -faciens -facient — more at 1abort


Medical Dictionary

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abortifacient

adjective abor·ti·fa·cient \ ə-ˌbȯrt-ə-ˈfā-shənt \

medical Definition of abortifacient

:inducing abortion

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abortifacient

noun

medical Definition of abortifacient

:an agent (as a drug) that induces abortion


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