parturifacient

parturifacient

[pahr-toor-uh-fey-shuhnt, -tyoor-] Medicine/Medical.
adjective
1.
inducing or accelerating labor, or childbirth; oxytocic.
noun
2.
a parturifacient agent.

Origin:
1850–55; < Latin parturi- (stem of parturīre to be in labor; see parturient) + -facient

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parturifacient (pɑːˌtjʊərɪˈfeɪʃənt)
 
adj, —n
a medical word for oxytocic
 
[C19: from Latin parturīre to be in travail + facere to make]

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parturifacient par·tu·ri·fa·cient (pär-tur'ə-fā'shənt, -tyur'-)
n.
Inducing or accelerating childbirth; oxytocic. n.
A drug facilitating childbirth.

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