Definition of eccoprotic in English:


Line breaks: ecco|protic
Pronunciation: /ɛkəʊˈprɒtɪk


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'.

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