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morning-after pill

[mawr-ning-af-ter, -ahf-] /ˈmɔr nɪŋˈæf tər, -ˈɑf-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a contraceptive pill containing only an estrogen and used by women within a few hours after sexual intercourse.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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British Dictionary definitions for morning-after pill

morning-after pill

noun
1.
an oral contraceptive that is effective if taken some hours after intercourse
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morning-after pill in Medicine

morning-after pill morn·ing-af·ter pill (môr'nĭng-āf'tər)
n.
A pill containing a drug, especially an estrogen or estrogen substitute such as diethylstilbestrol, that prevents implantation of a fertilized ovum and is therefore effective as a contraceptive after sexual intercourse.

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