Definitions for ecbolicɛkˈbɒl ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ec•bol•icɛkˈbɒl ɪk(adj.)

  1. promoting birth or abortion by increasing uterine contractions.

    Category: Medicine, Pharmacology

  2. (n.)a drug that promotes birth or abortion.

Origin of ecbolic:

1745–55; < Gk ekbol(ḗ) expulsion (n. der. of ekbállein to throw out, miscarry, abort =ek- ec - +bállein to throw) + -ic


  1. ecbolic(Noun)

    An agent that produces abortion of a fetus or hastens delivery of the same.

  2. ecbolic(Adjective)

    Producing abortion of a fetus or accelerating childbirth, oxytocic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ecbolic(noun)

    a drug, as ergot, which by exciting uterine contractions promotes the expulsion of the contents of the uterus


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