emmenagogue

noun

em·​men·​a·​gogue ə-ˈme-nə-ˌgäg How to pronounce emmenagogue (audio)
e-
: an agent that promotes the menstrual discharge

Word History

Etymology

Greek emmēna menses (from neuter plural of emmēnos monthly, from en- + mēn month) + English -agogue — more at moon

First Known Use

circa 1732, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emmenagogue was circa 1732

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Cite this Entry

“Emmenagogue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emmenagogue. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

emmenagogue

1 of 2 adjective
em·​men·​a·​gogue ə-ˈmen-ə-ˌgäg, e- How to pronounce emmenagogue (audio)

emmenagogue

2 of 2 noun
: an agent that promotes the menstrual discharge
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