Double click on any word to get a popup explanation of the word and sample sentences
Dictionary | Wikipedia | Synonyms | Quotation | News

Abortive Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • failing to accomplish an intended result; "an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"

Would you like to add your own explaination to this word 'Abortive'?

Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Abortive'

  • Abortive: Abortive may refer to: Abortion of pregnancy Abortive infection, a viral infection that infects a cell without reproducing into more infectious viruses
  • Abortive initiation: Abortive initiation, also known as abortive transcription, is an early process of genetic transcription in which RNA polymerase binds to a DNA promoter
  • Abortive flower: The Japanese call these flowers "muda-bana". An abortive flower is a flower that has a stamen but an under developed, or no pistil. It falls without producing
  • Abortive transformation: The abortive transformation is a transformation of cells, which are unstable. A few generations after transformation the cells revert to normal. Malignant

Words and phrases related to 'Abortive'

'Abortive' example sentence in quotations

* Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute. - William Hazlitt

Click here for more related quotations on 'Abortive'

Abortive Sample Sentences in News

Want to be famous? Add your definition to the meaning of 'Abortive'

Search for more meaning of 'Abortive' on the web