Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A drug, as ergot, which by exciting uterine contractions promotes the expulsion of the contents of the uterus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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