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parturifacient

[ pahr-toor-uh-fey-shuhnt, -tyoor- ]
/ pɑrˌtʊər əˈfeɪ ʃənt, -ˌtyʊər- /
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adjective
inducing or accelerating labor, or childbirth; oxytocic.
noun
a parturifacient agent.
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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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Medical definitions for parturifacient

parturifacient
[ pär-tur′ə-fāshənt ]

n.
Inducing or accelerating childbirth; oxytocic.
n.
A drug facilitating childbirth.
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