a drug, such as mifepristone, used to terminate a pregnancy in its earliest stage
failing to succeed; unsuccessful: an abortive rebellion; an abortive scheme. born prematurely. imperfectly developed; rudimentary. medicine/medical. producing or intended to produce ; . acting to halt progress of a disease. pathology. (of the course of a disease) short and mild without the usual, pr-nounced clinical symptoms. botany. (of seeds or pollen grains) imperfect; unable to […]
- Abortive transduction
abortive transduction abortive transduction n. transduction in which the genetic fragment from the donor bacterium is not integrated in the genome of the recipient bacterium. when the recipient bacterium divides, the genetic fragment from the donor bacterium is transmitted to only one of the daughter cells.
immature placental or fetal tissue prematurely p-ssed or curetted. an aborted fetus. historical examples the term “abortus,” being in the genitive case, may be employed with either generic term. contagious abortion of cows ward j. macneal we have therefore suggested the name bacillus (or bacterium) abortus, bang, for this organism. contagious abortion of cows ward […]
- Abortus bang ring test
abortus bang ring test abortus bang ring test n. an agglutination test done on the mixed milk of many cows, usually of entire herds, for the detection of bovine brucellosis. also called milk ring test.
immature placental or fetal tissue prematurely p-ssed or curetted. an aborted fetus. abortus a·bor·tus (ə-bôr’təs) n. the product or products of an abortion.