Definition of eccoprotic in English:

eccoprotic

noun

rare
  • A medicine which has a laxative effect.

    • ‘Eccoprotics used occasionally, so as just to prevent costiveness.’
    • ‘He prescribes purgative medicines to act as eccoprotics, to excite but not to stimulate the bowels.’
    • ‘The formula answers every purpose desired in a mild eccoprotic.’
    • ‘If I visit him at this time, I dissuade him from farther attempts to open the skin, but advise a gentle eccoprotic.’
    • ‘I gave him a prescription for equal parts of the extracts of rhubarb and jalap, which I have found a good habitual eccoprotic.’
    purgative, lenitive, aperient, cathartic, evacuant
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from Greek ekkoprōtikos, from ekkoproun evacuate the bowels, from ek- out + kopros dung.

Pronunciation

eccoprotic

/ɛkəʊˈprɒtɪk/