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

Wiktionary

  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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