ecbolic

[ ek-bol-ik ]
/ ɛkˈbɒl ɪk /

adjective

Medicine/Medical. promoting labor by increasing uterine contractions.

noun

Pharmacology. an ecbolic drug.

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Origin of ecbolic

1745–55; < Greek ekbol(ḗ) expulsion (equivalent to ek- ec- + -bolē a throwing) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for ecbolic

ecbolic
/ (ɛkˈbɒlɪk) /

adjective

hastening labour or abortion

noun

a drug or agent that hastens labour or abortion

Word Origin for ecbolic

C18: from Greek ekbolē a throwing out, from ekballein to throw out, from ballein to throw
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