Definitions for "Abortive"
Rendering fruitless or ineffectual.
Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an abortive attempt.
A fruitless effort or issue.
Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile; as, an abortive organ, stamen, ovule, etc.
arrested in development; rudimentary
Undeveloped; rudimentary.
Produced by abortion; born prematurely; as, an abortive child.
Made from the skin of a still-born animal; as, abortive vellum.
That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.
transduction The failure of a transducing DNA segment to be incorporated into the recipient chromosome.
Ineffective, implying failure before action has begun or been completed.
Cutting short; as, abortive treatment of typhoid fever.
Causing abortion; as, abortive medicines.
A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion; -- also called an abortifacient.
Keywords:  actual
Same as Abortifacient