morning-after pill

[ mawr-ning-af-ter, -ahf- ]
/ ˈmɔr nɪŋˈæf tər, -ˈɑf- /

noun Pharmacology.

a contraceptive pill containing only an estrogen and used by women within a few hours after sexual intercourse.

Origin of morning-after pill

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for morning-after pill

morning-after pill


an oral contraceptive that is effective if taken some hours after intercourse
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Medicine definitions for morning-after pill

morning-after pill

[ môrnĭng-ăftər ]


A pill containing an estrogen or a progesterone drug that prevents implantation of a fertilized ovum in the uterus after sexual intercourse.
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