parturifacient

[pahr-too r-uh-fey-shuh nt, -tyoo r-]Medicine/Medical
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adjective

inducing or accelerating labor, or childbirth; oxytocic.

noun

a parturifacient agent.

Nearby words

  1. parts of lindsey,
  2. parts of speech,
  3. parturient,
  4. parturient canal,
  5. parturient fever,
  6. parturiometer,
  7. parturition,
  8. partway,
  9. party,
  10. party boat

Origin of parturifacient

1850–55; < Latin parturi- (stem of parturīre to be in labor; see parturient) + -facient

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British Dictionary definitions for parturifacient

parturifacient

adjective, noun

a medical word for oxytocic

Word Origin for parturifacient

C19: from Latin parturīre to be in travail + facere to make

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Medicine definitions for parturifacient

parturifacient

[pär-tur′ə-fāshənt]

n.

Inducing or accelerating childbirth; oxytocic.

n.

A drug facilitating childbirth.

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