a drug, such as mifepristone, used to terminate a pregnancy in its earliest stage
a person who performs or induces , especially illegally. a person who favors or advocates as a right or choice that all women should have. noun a person who performs abortions, esp illegally a person who is in favour of abortion on demand n. 1872, from abortion + -ist. abortionist a·bor·tion·ist (ə-bôr’shə-nĭst) n. One who […]
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, pronounced 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.
noun a derogatory term for an abortion clinic Examples A pro-lifer was stabbed while protesting outside an abortuary. Word Origin a blend of ‘abort’ and ‘mortuary’