[ pahr-toor-uh-fey-shuhnt, -tyoor- ]
/ pɑrˌtʊər əˈfeɪ ʃənt, -ˌtyʊər- /
inducing or accelerating labor, or childbirth; oxytocic.
a parturifacient agent.
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Example sentences from the Web for parturifacient
One third at intervals of half an hour, until the whole is taken; as a parturifacient.
British Dictionary definitions for parturifacient
/ (pɑːˌtjʊərɪˈfeɪʃənt) /
a medical word for oxytocic
Word Origin for parturifacient
C19: from Latin parturīre to be in travail + facere to make
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Medical definitions for parturifacient
[ pär-tur′ə-fā′shənt ]
Inducing or accelerating childbirth; oxytocic.
A drug facilitating childbirth.
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