aborticide

noun
1. a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
Derivationally related forms: ↑abortifacient (for: ↑abortifacient)
Hypernyms: ↑drug
Hyponyms: ↑abortion pill, ↑mifepristone, ↑RU 486
2. the act of destroying a fetus
Syn: ↑feticide
Hypernyms: ↑induced abortion

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\\əˈbȯrd.əˌsīd\ noun (-s)
Etymology: abort (II) + -i- + -cide
1. : act of destroying a fetus within the uterus
2. : an agent that destroys the fetus and causes abortion

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/euh bawr"teuh suyd'/, n.
1. destruction of a fetus in the uterus; feticide.
2. a drug or other agent that causes abortion.
[ABORT + -I- + -CIDE]

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aborticide /ə-börtˈi-sīd/ noun
1. The killing of a fetus in the womb
2. A drug or agent causing this, an abortifacient
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Main Entry:abort

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  • Aborticide — A*bor ti*cide ([.a]*b[^o]r t[i^]*s[imac]d), n. [L. abortus + caedere to kill. See {Abort}.] (Med.) The act of destroying a fetus in the womb; feticide. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aborticide — index abortion (feticide) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • aborticide — [ə bôrt′ə sīd΄] n. [ ABORTI(ON) + CIDE] 1. destruction of the embryo or fetus in the womb 2. an abortifacient …   English World dictionary

  • aborticide — noun The act of destroying a fetus in the womb; feticide As physician I frequently find it helpful to express some of my views regarding prognosis, aborticide, euthanasia, organ transplant, and similar medical exertion of mine, including that of… …   Wiktionary

  • aborticide — /euh bawr teuh suyd /, n. 1. destruction of a fetus in the uterus; feticide. 2. a drug or other agent that causes abortion. [ABORT + I + CIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • aborticide — SYN: abortifacient (1). [L. flabboriri, to miscarry + cadere, to kill.] * * * abor·ti·cide ə bȯrt ə .sīd n 1) the act of destroying a fetus within the uterus 2) an agent that destroys the fetus and causes abortion …   Medical dictionary

  • aborticide — killing of a fetus; abortion Killing and Killers …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • aborticide — É™bÉ”rtɪsɪd / bɔː n. killing of a fetus while it is in the womb …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aborticide — abor·ti·cide …   English syllables

  • aborticide — /əˈbɔtəsaɪd/ (say uh bawtuhsuyd) noun 1. destruction of a foetus in the uterus; foeticide. 2. an abortifacient. {Latin abortus miscarriage + i 1 + cide} …   Australian English dictionary

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