One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who performs an abortion; = "abortionist". Also figurative. Now rare.
2A woman who undergoes a spontaneous or induced abortion, or who does so repeatedly. Also: a female animal who aborts her young, especially as a result of infectious disease.
Mid 19th century. From abort + -er.
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