Pessary meaning

pĕsə-rē
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Any of various devices worn in the vagina to support or correct the position of the uterus or rectum.
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A contraceptive diaphragm.
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A medicated vaginal suppository.
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A device worn in the vagina to support a displaced uterus or to prevent conception.
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Any of various devices worn in the vagina to support or correct the position of the uterus or rectum.
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A contraceptive diaphragm.
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A medicated vaginal suppository.
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A medical device similar to the outer ring of a contraceptive diaphragm, most commonly used to support a displaced uterus; also called therapeutic pessary.
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(contraception) A diaphragm.
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(medicine) A vaginal suppository.
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Origin of pessary

  • Middle English pessarie from Late Latin pessārium from pessus, pessum from Greek pessos oval-shaped stone, pessary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition