a device worn in the vagina to support a displaced uterus or to prevent conception
Origin of pessaryMiddle English pessarie from Late Latin pessarium from pessum from Classical Greek pessos, oval pebble
- Any of various devices worn in the vagina to support or correct the position of the uterus or rectum.
- A contraceptive diaphragm.
- A medicated vaginal suppository.
Origin of pessaryMiddle English pessarie from Late Latin pessārium from pessus, pessum from Greek pessos oval-shaped stone, pessary