Definition of pessary noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pessary

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈpɛsəri//
     
    (pl. pessaries)
     
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  1. 1a small piece of solid medicine that is placed inside a woman's vagina and left to dissolve, used to cure an infection or to prevent her from becoming pregnant see also suppository
  2. 2a device that is placed inside a woman's vagina to support the womb
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