Definition of Aborticide

1. Noun. A drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion.

Exact synonyms: Abortifacient, Abortion-inducing Drug
Specialized synonyms: Abortion Pill, Mifepristone, Ru 486
Generic synonyms: Drug
Derivative terms: Abortifacient



2. Noun. The act of destroying a fetus.
Exact synonyms: Feticide
Generic synonyms: Induced Abortion

Definition of Aborticide

1. n. The act of destroying a fetus in the womb; feticide.

Definition of Aborticide

1. Noun. The act of destroying a fetus in the womb; feticide. ¹

2. Noun. An agent responsible for an abortion (the destruction of a fetus). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Aborticide

1. The act of destroying a foetus in the womb; feticide. Origin: L. Abortus + caedere to kill. See Abort. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Aborticide

aborn
aborne
aborning
aborsive
abort
abortation
abortations
aborted
aborted ectopic pregnancy
abortee
abortees
aborter
aborters
aborticide (current term)
aborticides
abortient
abortients
abortifacient
abortifacient agents
abortifacients
abortigenic
abortin
aborting
abortins
abortion
abortion-inducing drug
abortion applicants
abortion pill

Literary usage of Aborticide

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lippincott's Medical dictionary: A Complete Vocabulary of the Terms Used in by Ryland W. Greene, Joseph Thomas (1906)
"The expulsion of the fœtus which is noi viable ; expulsion of the fœtus during the first three (according to others, six) months of pregnancy. 2. aborticide ..."

2. A Pocket medical dictionary: Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the ...by George Milbry Gould by George Milbry Gould (1920)
"Remote from the mouth. Abort, ab-orf. To miscarry; to arrest the development of disease. aborticide, ab-or'-tis-id. The killing of the unborn fetus. ..."

3. Lippincott's Pocket Medical Dictionary: Including the Pronunciation and by Ryland W. Greene (1897)
"Abort' (a-bort'). 1. To miscarry. 2. To arrest disease development. aborticide. Killing of the fœtus within the uterus. ..."

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