Definition of pessary
1 : a vaginal suppository
2 : a device worn in the vagina to support the uterus, remedy a malposition, or prevent conception
Recent Examples of pessary from the Web
Some, like this bronze Roman pessary dated between 200 B.C. and 400 C.E., were used to support the uterus.
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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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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