Definition of ecbolic in English:

ecbolic

Line breaks: ec|bol¦ic
Pronunciation: /ɛkˈbɒlɪk
 
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Medicine

adjective

  • Inducing contractions of the uterus leading to expulsion of a fetus: the ecbolic properties of Indian medicinal plants

noun

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  • An agent that induces contractions of the uterus.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Greek ekbolē 'expulsion' + -ic.

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