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oxytocic

[ ok-si-toh-sik, -tos-ik ]

adjective

  1. of or causing the stimulation of the involuntary muscle of the uterus.
  2. promoting or accelerating childbirth.


noun

  1. an oxytocic substance or drug.

oxytocic

/ ˌɒksɪˈtəʊsɪk /

adjective

  1. accelerating childbirth by stimulating uterine contractions


noun

  1. an oxytocic drug or agent
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Word History and Origins

Origin of oxytocic1

First recorded in 1850–55; oxytoc(ia) + -ic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of oxytocic1

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

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