Parturifacient Par*tu`ri*fa"cient, n. [L. parturire to desire to bring forth + facere to make.] (Med.) A medicine tending to cause parturition, or to give relief in childbearing. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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  • parturifacient — [pär toor΄i fā′shənt, pärtyoor΄i fā′shənt] adj. [< L parturire (see PARTURIENT) + FACIENT] inducing or easing labor in childbirth n. a parturifacient medicine …   English World dictionary

  • parturifacient — /pahr toor euh fay sheuhnt, tyoor /, Med. adj. 1. inducing or accelerating labor, or childbirth; oxytocic. n. 2. a parturifacient agent. [1850 55; < L parturi (s. of parturire to be in labor; see PARTURIENT) + FACIENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • parturifacient — par•tu•ri•fa•cient [[t]pɑrˌtʊər əˈfeɪ ʃənt, ˌtyʊər [/t]] adj. 1) med accelerating labor or childbirth; oxytocic 2) med a parturifacient agent • Etymology: 1850–55; < L parturi (s. of parturīre to be in labor; see parturient) + facient …   From formal English to slang

  • parturifacient — 1. Inducing or accelerating labor. 2. An agent that induces or accelerates labor. SYN: oxytocic (2). [L. parturio, to be in labor, + facio, to make] * * * par·tu·ri·fa·cient (pahr″tu re faґshənt) [L. parturire to have the pains of… …   Medical dictionary

  • parturifacient — n. drug that accelerates childbirth adj. accelerates childbirth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parturifacient — par·tu·ri·fa·cient …   English syllables

  • parturifacient — /paˌtjurəˈfeɪʃənt/ (say pah.tyoohruh fayshuhnt) adjective of a drug or other agent which stimulates uterine contractions, thereby accelerating childbirth …   Australian English dictionary

  • parturifacient —  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷rə|fāshənt adjective Etymology: Latin parturire to be in labor + English facient : inducing parturition …   Useful english dictionary

  • oxytocic — 1. Hastening childbirth. 2. SYN: parturifacient (2). * * * oxy·to·cic .äk si tō sik adj hastening parturition also inducing contraction of uterine smooth muscle oxytocic n a substance that stimulates contraction of uterine smooth muscle or… …   Medical dictionary

  • -facient — aff. a combining form meaning “causing,”“inducing” that specified by the initial element: parturifacient; somnifacient[/ex] • Etymology: < L, s. offaciēns, prp. offacereto make, do I …   From formal English to slang

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