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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.]
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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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||pessary - 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|
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pessary[ˈpesərɪ] N → pesario m
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pessary[ˈpɛsəri] n (= contraceptive) → pessaire m
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n. pesario, dispositivo de goma en forma de copa que se inserta en la vagina y se usa como soporte del útero.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
pessaryn (pl -ries) pesario, dispositivo que se coloca en la vagina para corregir el descenso del útero
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