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intrauterine device

noun

Simple Definition of intrauterine device

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

Full Definition of intrauterine device

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

1964

First Known Use of intrauterine device

1964


Medical Dictionary

intrauterine device

noun

Medical Definition of intrauterine device

  1. :  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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