Meaning of ABORTIVE in English

ABORTIVE

adjective

which does not succeed

abortive poliomyelitis = mild form of polio which only affects the throat and intestines

COMMENT: in the UK an abortion can be carried out legally if two doctors agree that the mother's life is in danger or that the fetus is likely to be born with severe handicaps

English dictionary of medicine.      Английский словарь медицины.