Definitions for oxytocicˌɒk sɪˈtoʊ sɪk, -ˈtɒs ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ox•y•to•cicˌɒk sɪˈtoʊ sɪk, -ˈtɒs ɪk(adj.)

  1. of or causing the stimulation of the involuntary muscle of the uterus.

    Category: Medicine

  2. promoting or accelerating childbirth.

    Category: Medicine

  3. (n.)an oxytocic substance or drug.

Origin of oxytocic:

1850–55; oxytoc(ia) rapid childbirth (oxy -1+ Gk -tokia (tók(os) childbirth +-ia -ia )) + -ic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oxytocic, oxytocic drug(noun)

    a drug that induces labor by stimulating contractions of the muscles of the uterus


  1. oxytocic(Noun)

    An oxytocic drug.

  2. oxytocic(Adjective)

    Serving to promote uterine contractions, thus accelerating childbirth.

  3. Origin: From ὀξύς + τόκος, from τίκτω.


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