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abortive

[ə′bȯrd·iv]
(biology)
Imperfectly formed or developed.
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"If we can do all this in a premature, isolated, abortive attempt, what can't we do in a concerted, ripened effort all over the land?"
Vague recollections of these great abortive schemes of mine left a deceptive glow in my soul and fostered my belief in myself, without giving me the energy to produce.
Pinkerman and her associate Kenneth Holroyd, Ph.D., analyzed the daily computer diary entries of 92 menstruating women aged 18-56, who treated 181 menstrual-related migraines and 655 nonmenstrual migraines with abortive medications including combinations of analgesics, antiemetics, and triptans.
Ibuprofen is "my favorite first line abortive therapy" for this type of headache.
After an ominous, post-independence start in 1976 which saw them lurch from a coup, through an invasion by mercenaries to an abortive army mutiny and several coup attempts, the Seychelles have stabilised and attained prosperity.
He intersperses his tale with a running account of the Imperial diehards' final abortive coup attempt to delay the inevitable.
Cell groups were arranged in syncytial and three-dimensional patterns and featured abortive gland-like formations.
The severity and brevity of cluster headache attacks demand swift, abortive therapy.(1 )As a result, sufferers want a medication with a quick onset of efficacy.
In the early 1980s, he served as spokesman for an abortive scheme to export hazardous waste abroad from the Birmingham area.
During his stint at DOE, Moore led an abortive attempt to reorganize the agency into a Department of Energy, Science & Technology that would consolidate all federal research.
Subsequent works used the abortive 1905 revolution as the background for psychological investigations of people at the extremity of emotional experience.