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oxytocic

[ok-si-toh-sik, -tos-ik]Medicine/Medical
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adjective
  1. of or causing the stimulation of the involuntary muscle of the uterus.
  2. promoting or accelerating childbirth.
noun
  1. an oxytocic substance or drug.

Origin of oxytocic

First recorded in 1850–55; oxytoc(ia) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for oxytocic

oxytocic

adjective
  1. accelerating childbirth by stimulating uterine contractions
noun
  1. an oxytocic drug or agent

Word Origin

C19: from Greek, from oxy- 1 + tokos childbirth
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oxytocic in Medicine

oxytocic

(ŏk′sĭ-tōsĭk)
adj.
  1. Hastening or facilitating childbirth, especially by stimulating contractions of the uterus. Used of a drug.
n.
  1. An oxytocic drug.
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