Main definitions of IUD in English

: IUD1IUD2

IUD1

noun

  • A contraceptive device fitted inside the uterus and physically preventing the implantation of fertilized ova.

Origin

1960s: abbreviation of intrauterine device.

Pronunciation

IUD

/ʌɪjuːˈdiː/

Main definitions of IUD in English

: IUD1IUD2

IUD2

noun

Medicine
  • Intrauterine death (of the fetus before birth).

Pronunciation

IUD

/ʌɪjuːˈdiː/