contragestive

[ kŏn′trə-jĕstĭv ]

adj.

Capable of preventing gestation, either by preventing implantation or by causing the uterine lining to shed after implantation.

n.

A contragestive drug or agent.

Nearby words

  1. contradistinction,
  2. contradistinguish,
  3. contrafactual,
  4. contrafissura,
  5. contraflow,
  6. contrail,
  7. contraindicate,
  8. contraindication,
  9. contralateral,
  10. contralateral hemiplegia


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