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pessary

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noun pes·sa·ry \ˈpe-sə-rē\

Definition of pessary

plural

pessaries

  1. 1 :  a vaginal suppository

  2. 2 :  a device worn in the vagina to support the uterus, remedy a malposition, or prevent conception



Origin and Etymology of pessary

Middle English pessarie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin pessarium, from pessus, pessum pessary, from Greek pessos oval stone for playing checkers, pessary


First Known Use: 14th century


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pessary

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noun pes·sa·ry \ˈpes-ə-rē\

Medical Definition of pessary

plural

pessaries

  1. 1:  a vaginal suppository

  2. 2:  a device worn in the vagina to support the uterus, remedy a malposition, or prevent conception




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