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Lippes loop

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noun \ˈli-pəs-, -pēz-\

Definition of Lippes loop

  1. :  an S-shaped plastic intrauterine device



Origin of lippes loop

Jack Lippes b1924 American gynecologist


First Known Use: 1964


Medical Dictionary

Lippes loop

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noun \ˈlip-ēz-\

Medical Definition of Lippes loop

  1. :  an S-shaped plastic intrauterine device



Biographical Note for lippes loop

Lippes, Jack (born 1924), American obstetrician and gynecologist. A specialist in reproduction physiology, Lippes did research in such areas as the physiology of human oviductal fluid, immunology of the genital tract, and intrauterine contraception. He invented the Lippes loop and first introduced it around 1962.


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