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oxytocic

[ ok-si-toh-sik, -tos-ik ]
/ ˌɒk sɪˈtoʊ sɪk, -ˈtɒs ɪk /
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adjective
of or causing the stimulation of the involuntary muscle of the uterus.
promoting or accelerating childbirth.
noun
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
/ (ˌɒksɪˈtəʊsɪk) /

adjective
accelerating childbirth by stimulating uterine contractions
noun
an oxytocic drug or agent

Word Origin for oxytocic

C19: from Greek, from oxy- 1 + tokos childbirth
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