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ecbolic

[ek-bol-ik] /ɛkˈbɒl ɪk/
adjective
1.
Medicine/Medical. promoting labor by increasing uterine contractions.
noun
2.
Pharmacology. an ecbolic drug.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Greek ekbol() expulsion (equivalent to ek- ec- + -bolē a throwing) + -ic
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Examples for ecbolic
  • Treatment of placental retention with ecbolic drugs and its effect on subsequent fertility in crossbred cows.
  • The seeds are considered anthelmintic, ecbolic, and emmenagogic.
British Dictionary definitions for ecbolic

ecbolic

/ɛkˈbɒlɪk/
adjective
1.
hastening labour or abortion
noun
2.
a drug or agent that hastens labour or abortion
Word Origin
C18: from Greek ekbolē a throwing out, from ekballein to throw out, from ballein to throw
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