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 pessarium, from pessus, pessum, from Greek pessos, oval-shaped stone, pessary.