oxytocic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oxytocic a drug that induces labor by stimulating contractions of the muscles of the uterus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Oxytocic (Med) Promoting uterine contractions, or parturition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • oxytocic That serves or tends to induce or accelerate parturition.
    • n oxytocic A medicine or drug that tends to accelerate parturition.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'oxy`s sharp, quick + birth