abortion-inducing drug

noun
a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
Syn: ↑abortifacient, ↑aborticide
Derivationally related forms: ↑abortifacient (for: ↑abortifacient)
Hypernyms: ↑drug
Hyponyms: ↑abortion pill, ↑mifepristone, ↑RU 486

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