emmenagogue

[ uh-men-uh-gawg, -gog, uh-mee-nuh- ]
/ əˈmɛn əˌgɔg, -ˌgɒg, əˈmi nə- /
Medicine/Medical

noun

a medicine or procedure that promotes menstrual discharge.

adjective

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.

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Origin of emmenagogue

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

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British Dictionary definitions for emmenagogue

emmenagogue
/ (ɪˈmɛnəˌɡɒɡ, -ˈmiː-) /

noun

a drug or agent that increases menstrual flow

adjective Also: emmenagogic (ɪˌmɛnəˈɡɒdʒɪk)

inducing or increasing menstrual flow

Word Origin for emmenagogue

C18: from Greek emmēna menses, (from mēn month) + -agogue
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Medical definitions for emmenagogue

emmenagogue
[ ĭ-mĕnə-gôg′ ]

n.

An agent that induces or hastens menstrual flow.hemagogue

Other words from emmenagogue

em•men′a•gogic (-gŏjĭk) adj.
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