emmenagogue

[uh-men-uh-gawg, -gog, uh-mee-nuh-]Medicine/Medical
adjective
  1. Also em·men·a·gog·ic [uh-men-uh-goj-ik, -gog-, uh-mee-nuh-] /əˌmɛn əˈgɒdʒ ɪk, -ˈgɒg-, əˌmi nə-/. stimulating the menstrual flow.

Origin of emmenagogue

1695–1705; < Greek émmēn(a) menses (see emmenia) + -agogue
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emmenagogue

noun
  1. a drug or agent that increases menstrual flow
adjective Also: emmenagogic (ɪˌmɛnəˈɡɒdʒɪk)
  1. inducing or increasing menstrual flow

Word Origin for emmenagogue

C18: from Greek emmēna menses, (from mēn month) + -agogue
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emmenagogue in Medicine

emmenagogue

[ĭ-mĕnə-gôg′]
n.
  1. An agent that induces or hastens menstrual flow.hemagogue
Related formsem•men′a•gogic (-gŏjĭk) adj.
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