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Definition of "ecbolic" [ec•bol•ic]

  • Producing abortion of a fetus or accelerating childbirth, oxytocic. (adjective)
  • An agent that produces abortion of a fetus or hastens delivery of the same. (noun)

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Use "ecbolic" in a sentence
  • "A medicine may be an emmenagogue without being an ecbolic."
  • "The records certainly show far more points of agreement than of discrepancy, and by their harmony, as well with each other as with themselves, when the years are taken separately, certainly go far to prove that there is a very marked annual rhythm in the phenomena of seminal emissions during sleep, or, as Nelson has termed it, the ecbolic curve."
  • "In his book on _Adolescence_, Stanley Hall refers to three ecbolic records in his possession, all made by men who were doctors of philosophy, and all considering themselves normal."