oxytocic

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Etymology[edit]

Corruption of Ancient Greek ὠκυτόκος(ōkutókos), based on ὀξύς(oxús, pointed) instead of ὠκύς(ōkús, swift) + τόκος(tókos, childbirth).

Adjective[edit]

oxytocic ‎(comparative more oxytocic, superlative most oxytocic)

  1. (medicine) Serving to promote uterine contractions, thus accelerating childbirth.

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Noun[edit]

oxytocic ‎(plural oxytocics)

  1. An oxytocic drug.