parturifacient

[ pahr-too r-uh-fey-shuh nt, -tyoo r- ]
/ pɑrˌtʊər əˈfeɪ ʃənt, -ˌtyʊər- /
Medicine/Medical

adjective

inducing or accelerating labor, or childbirth; oxytocic.

noun

a parturifacient agent.

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

/ (pɑːˌtjʊərɪˈfeɪʃənt) /

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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