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pessary

Pronunciation: pes'a-re

Definition:

  1. An appliance of varied form, introduced into the vagina to support the uterus or to correct any displacement.
  2. A medicated vaginal suppository.

[L. pessarium, fr. G. pessos, an oval stone used in certain games]

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