A medicine which has a laxative effect.
More example sentences
- I gave him a prescription for equal parts of the extracts of rhubarb and jalap, which I have found a good habitual eccoprotic.
- The formula answers every purpose desired in a mild eccoprotic.
- If I visit him at this time, I dissuade him from farther attempts to open the skin, but advise a gentle eccoprotic.
mid 17th century: from Greek ekkoprōtikos, from ekkoproun 'evacuate the bowels', from ek- 'out' + kopros 'dung'.