oxytocic

adjective
oxy·​to·​cic | \ ˌäk-si-ˈtō-sik How to pronounce oxytocic (audio) \

Definition of oxytocic

: hastening childbirth also : inducing contraction of uterine smooth muscle

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oxytocic noun

First Known Use of oxytocic

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxytocic

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek oxys sharp, quick + tokos childbirth, from tiktein to bear — more at thane

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oxytocic

adjective
oxy·​to·​cic | \ ˌäk-si-ˈtō-sik How to pronounce oxytocic (audio) \

Medical Definition of oxytocic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: hastening childbirth also : inducing contraction of uterine smooth muscle

oxytocic

noun

Medical Definition of oxytocic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a substance that stimulates contraction of uterine smooth muscle or hastens childbirth

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