spasmolytic

play
adjective spas·mo·lyt·ic \ ˌspaz-mə-ˈli-tik \

Definition of spasmolytic

:tending or having the power to relieve spasms or convulsions

spasmolytic

noun

Origin and Etymology of spasmolytic

International Scientific Vocabulary spasmo- (from Greek spasmos spasm) + -lytic


Medical Dictionary

spasmolytic

adjective spas·mo·lyt·ic \ ˌspaz-mə-ˈlit-ik \

medical Definition of spasmolytic

:antispasmodic
  • spasmolytic drugs

spasmolytic

noun

spasmolytically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up spasmolytic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a ram's-horn trumpet used in Judaism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!