morning-after pill definition

  • noun:
    • A pill containing a drug, particularly an estrogen or estrogen alternative such as diethylstilbestrol, that stops implantation of a fertilized ovum and it is for that reason effective as a contraceptive after sexual activity.
    • a contraceptive by means of a pill taken the early morning after intercourse
    • a large dosage of estrogen taken by mouth within 24 to 72 hours after sex; prevents implantation of a fertilized ovum therefore will act as a contraceptive; widely used after rape or incest

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