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pes·sa·ry

 (pĕs′ə-rē)
n. pl. pes·sa·ries
1. Any of various devices worn in the vagina to support or correct the position of the uterus or rectum.
2. A contraceptive diaphragm.
3. A medicated vaginal suppository.

[Middle English pessarie, from Late Latin pessārium, from pessus, pessum, from Greek pessos, oval-shaped stone, pessary.]

pessary

(ˈpɛsərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Medicine) a device for inserting into the vagina, either as a support for the uterus or (diaphragm pessary) to deliver a drug, such as a contraceptive
2. (Pharmacology) a medicated vaginal suppository
[C14: from Late Latin pessārium, from Latin pessum, from Greek pessos plug]

pes•sa•ry

(ˈpɛs ə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a device worn in the vagina to support a displaced uterus.
2. a vaginal suppository.
[1350–1400; Middle English pessarie < Late Latin pessārium= Latin pess(os) (< Greek pessós suppository, oval stone) + -ārium -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pessary - a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plasticpessary - a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
Translations

pessary

[ˈpesərɪ] Npesario m

pessary

[ˈpɛsəri] n (= contraceptive) → pessaire m

pessary

n (= contraceptive)Pessar nt; (= suppository)Zäpfchen nt, → Suppositorium nt (spec)

pessary

[ˈpɛsərɪ] npessario; (contraceptive) → diaframma m

pes·sa·ry

n. pesario, dispositivo de goma en forma de copa que se inserta en la vagina y se usa como soporte del útero.

pessary

n (pl -ries) pesario, dispositivo que se coloca en la vagina para corregir el descenso del útero