intrauterine device

noun

Definition of intrauterine device

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

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First Known Use of intrauterine device

1964


INTRAUTERINE DEVICE Defined for English Language Learners

intrauterine device

noun

Definition of intrauterine device for English Language Learners

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


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intrauterine device

noun

medical Definition of intrauterine device

: a usually T-shaped, plastic device that is inserted into and left in the uterus for an extended time (as five years) to prevent effective conception
Note: The intrauterine device typically contains a progestin (as levonorgestrel) or has copper wire wound around the arms and vertical stem of the “T.”
called also IUCD, IUD

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