helping to bring forth the fetus in birth, or causing abortion, by contracting the uterus: said of certain drugs
Origin of ecbolicClassical Greek ekbolē, a throwing out ; from ek-, out + ballein, to throw (see ball) + -ic
an ecbolic drug
(comparative more ecbolic, superlative most ecbolic)
- (medicine) An agent that produces abortion of a fetus or hastens delivery of the same.