intrauterine device

noun

Definition of intrauterine device

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

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

  1. :  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 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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