SYN: abortifacient (1). [L. flabboriri, to miscarry + cadere, to kill.]

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abor·ti·cide ə-'bȯrt-ə-.sīd n
1) the act of destroying a fetus within the uterus
2) an agent that destroys the fetus and causes abortion

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