[pahr-too r-uh-fey-shuh nt, -tyoo r-]Medicine/Medical
inducing or accelerating labor, or childbirth; oxytocic.
a parturifacient agent.
- parts of lindsey,
- parts of speech,
- parturient canal,
- parturient fever,
- party boat
Origin of parturifacient
1850–55; < Latin parturi- (stem of parturīre to be in labor; see parturient) + -facient
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Examples from the Web for parturifacient
One third at intervals of half an hour, until the whole is taken; as a parturifacient.
Word Origin for parturifacient
C19: from Latin parturīre to be in travail + facere to make
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Inducing or accelerating childbirth; oxytocic.
A drug facilitating childbirth.
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