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Meaning of PESSARY

Pronunciation:  'pesuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
 

PESSARY is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: contraceptive diaphragm, diaphragm
 
 See Also: birth control device, contraceptive, contraceptive device, preventative, preventive, prophylactic device

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pes"sa*ry\, n.; pl. {Pessaries}. [L. pessarium, pessum,
pessus, Gr. ?: cf. F. pessaire.] (Med.)
(a) An instrument or device to be introduced into and worn in
    the vagina, to support the uterus, or remedy a
    malposition.
(b) A medicinal substance in the form of a bolus or mass,
    designed for introduction into the vagina; a vaginal
    suppository.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: rubber or plastic device that is inserted through the vagina to help hold the uterus in place in women who have prolapse of the uterus.
 

 

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