antigestational

an`ti•ges•ta′tion•al adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • antigestational drug — /an tee jes tay sheuh nl, an tuy / a drug that averts a pregnancy by preventing the fertilized egg from becoming implanted in the uterine wall. * * * …   Universalium

  • antigestational drug — antigesta′tional drug n. pha a drug that averts a pregnancy by preventing the fertilized egg from becoming implanted in the uterine wall …   From formal English to slang

  • antigestational drug — /an tee jes tay sheuh nl, an tuy / a drug that averts a pregnancy by preventing the fertilized egg from becoming implanted in the uterine wall …   Useful english dictionary

  • abortion pill. — See antigestational drug. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • RU 486 — an antigestational drug, in the form of a pill, that prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterine wall by blocking the action of progesterone. [1980; designation given the compound by its French manufacturer, Roussel UCLAF, Paris] * *… …   Universalium

  • mifepristone — mif•e•pris•tone [[t]ˌmɪf əˈprɪs toʊn[/t]] n. pha an antigestational drug that prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterine wall by blocking the action of progesterone • Etymology: 1985–90; prob. alter. of (a)mi(no)phe(nol) +pr(opyl)… …   From formal English to slang

  • RU 486 — noun an abortion inducing drug (trade name RU 486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo • Syn: ↑abortion pill, ↑mifepristone •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • abortion pill. — See antigestational drug. [1985 90] …   Useful english dictionary

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