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oxytocic

[ok-si-toh-sik, -tos-ik]Medicine/Medical
adjective
  1. of or causing the stimulation of the involuntary muscle of the uterus.
  2. promoting or accelerating childbirth.
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noun
  1. an oxytocic substance or drug.
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Origin of oxytocic

First recorded in 1850–55; oxytoc(ia) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for oxytocic

oxytocic

adjective
  1. accelerating childbirth by stimulating uterine contractions
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noun
  1. an oxytocic drug or agent
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek, from oxy- 1 + tokos childbirth
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oxytocic in Medicine

oxytocic

(ŏk′sĭ-tōsĭk)
adj.
  1. Hastening or facilitating childbirth, especially by stimulating contractions of the uterus. Used of a drug.
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n.
  1. An oxytocic drug.
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