abortifacient

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1875. abortion +‎ -facient (causing an), from Latin facere (to make).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˌbɔɹ.təˈfeɪ.ʃn̩t/, /əˌbɔɹ.tɪˈfeɪ.ʃn̩t/

Adjective[edit]

abortifacient (comparative more abortifacient, superlative most abortifacient)

  1. Producing miscarriage. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][2]

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Noun[edit]

abortifacient (plural abortifacients)

  1. (pharmacology) A drug or an agent that induces an abortion.[3] [First attested in the mid 19th century.][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1993 [1940], Thomas, Clayton L. editor, Taber's Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary, edition 5th, Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, ISBN 0-8036-8313-8, page 7:
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7
  3. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 5