abortion pill

noun

Definition of abortion pill

: a drug taken orally to induce abortion especially early in pregnancy especially : mifepristone

First Known Use of abortion pill

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of abortion pill was in 1857

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“Abortion pill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abortion%20pill. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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abortion pill

noun

Medical Definition of abortion pill

: a drug taken orally to induce abortion especially early in pregnancy especially : ru-486

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