Definition of emmenagogue in English:


Line breaks: em¦mena|gogue
Pronunciation: /ɪˈmiːnəgɒg
, ɛ-/


  • A substance that stimulates or increases menstrual flow.
    More example sentences
    • Both herbs are emmenagogues - they bring down the menstrual flow.
    • In the Philippines, it is used as an emmenagogue (an agent to induce menstruation).
    • Macrotys is unique in combining emmenagogue (blood moving) and antispasmodic properties.


early 18th century: from Greek emmēna 'menses' + agōgos 'eliciting'.

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