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pessary

pessary

noun pes·sa·ry \ˈpe-sə-rē\
plural pes·sa·ries

Definition of PESSARY

1
:  a vaginal suppository
2
:  a device worn in the vagina to support the uterus, remedy a malposition, or prevent conception

Origin 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

pessary

noun pes·sa·ry \ˈpes-ə-rē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pes·sa·ries

Medical Definition of PESSARY

1
:  a vaginal suppository
2
:  a device worn in the vagina to support the uterus, remedy a malposition, or prevent conception

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