Definitions for: Pessary

[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

Webster (1913) 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
(b) A medicinal substance in the form of a bolus or mass,
designed for introduction into the vagina; a vaginal

Synonyms: contraceptive diaphragm, diaphragm

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

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