intrauterine device


intrauterine device

noun

medical : a device that is inserted in the uterus and left there to prevent pregnancy

Full Definition of INTRAUTERINE DEVICE

:  a device inserted into and left in the uterus to prevent effective conception —called also intrauterine contraceptive device, IUD

First Known Use of INTRAUTERINE DEVICE

1964

intrauterine device

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTRAUTERINE DEVICE

: a device (as a spiral of plastic or a ring of stainless steel) inserted and left in the uterus to prevent effective conception—called also IUCD, IUD

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