cervical cap

noun

: a usually rubber or plastic contraceptive device in the form of a thimble-shaped molded cap that fits snugly over the uterine cervix and blocks sperm from entering the uterus

Examples of cervical cap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Failure is most often associated with improper or inconsistent use rather than a problem with the product itself.6 Barrier birth control options include external condoms, internal condoms, spermicides, the sponge, diaphragms, and the cervical cap. Dawn Stacey, Phd, Lmhc, Verywell Health, 1 Apr. 2023 And in the 18th century, Casanova fashioned a cervical cap from half a pulped lemon (perhaps to avoid responsibility for child support), and the combination of blockage and acidity made this a fairly effective method. Sophie Bushwick, Discover Magazine, 29 June 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cervical cap was in 1923

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“Cervical cap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cervical%20cap. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cervical cap

noun
: a usually rubber or plastic contraceptive device in the form of a thimble-shaped molded cap that fits snugly over the uterine cervix and blocks sperm from entering the uterus

called also Dutch cap

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