morning-after pill

noun morn·ing-after pill \ ˌmȯr-niŋ-ˈaf-tər- \
Updated on: 1 Mar 2018

Definition of morning-after pill

: an oral drug usually containing high doses of estrogen taken up to usually three days after unprotected sexual intercourse that interferes with pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation or by blocking implantation of a fertilized egg in the human uterus

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1957

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MORNING-AFTER PILL Defined for English Language Learners

morning-after pill

Definition of morning-after pill for English Language Learners

  • : a pill that a woman takes after having sex so that she will not become pregnant


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morning-after pill

noun morn·ing-af·ter pill \ ˌmȯr-niŋ-ˈaf-tər- \

medical Definition of morning-after pill

: an oral drug typically containing high doses of estrogen taken up to usually three days after unprotected sexual intercourse that interferes with pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation or by blocking implantation of a fertilized egg in the human uterus

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