Ecbolic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ecbolic (Med) A drug, as ergot, which by exciting uterine contractions promotes the expulsion of the contents of the uterus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ecbolic Promoting parturition; producing abortion.
    • n ecbolic A drug promoting parturition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ecbolic promoting parturition
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Ecbole
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Nelson found that both dreams and ecboles fell into a physiological cycle of 28 days.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
A medicine may be an emmenagogue without being an ecbolic.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
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