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parturifacient

[pahr-too r-uh-fey-shuh nt, -tyoo r-] /pɑrˌtʊər əˈfeɪ ʃənt, -ˌtyʊər-/ Medicine/Medical
adjective
1.
inducing or accelerating labor, or childbirth; oxytocic.
noun
2.
a parturifacient agent.
Origin of parturifacient
1850-1855
1850-55; < Latin parturi- (stem of parturīre to be in labor; see parturient) + -facient
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parturifacient

/pɑːˌtjʊərɪˈfeɪʃənt/
adjective, noun
1.
a medical word for oxytocic
Word Origin
C19: from Latin parturīre to be in travail + facere to make
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parturifacient in Medicine

parturifacient par·tu·ri·fa·cient (pär-tur'ə-fā'shənt, -tyur'-)
n.
Inducing or accelerating childbirth; oxytocic. n.
A drug facilitating childbirth.

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