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Definition of "emmenagogue" [em•men•a•gogue]

  • A drug or agent that induces or hastens menstrual flow. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "emmenagogue" in a sentence
  • "Dandelion greens are similarly amazing sources of nutrition - the Dents de Lion is an imported plant brought here by European settlers because it's so valuable both as a food source and as an herb [not recommended for pregnant women, it is an emmenagogue]"
  • "Many herbs with emmenagogue properties promoting menstruation are contraindicated during pregnancy."
  • "It also eliminates worms and is an emmenagogue, so it should be generally avoided during pregnancy."