pessary

noun pes·sa·ry \ ˈpe-sə-rē \

Definition of pessary

plural pessaries
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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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


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pessary

noun pes·sa·ry \ ˈpes-ə-rē \

medical Definition of pessary

plural pessaries
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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