from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Producing abortion of a fetus or accelerating childbirth, oxytocic.
  • n. An agent that produces abortion of a fetus or hastens delivery of the same.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A drug, as ergot, which by exciting uterine contractions promotes the expulsion of the contents of the uterus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Promoting parturition; producing abortion.
  • n. A drug promoting parturition.


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