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1A small soluble block that is inserted into the vagina to treat infection or as a contraceptive.
- ‘In vivo the pessary demonstrated high contraceptive efficacy in rabbits of proven fertility.’
- ‘The nineteenth century also saw the commercial development of chemical contraceptives, usually in the form of pessaries for insertion into the vagina.’
- ‘Medication for conditions like thrush, such as creams, pessaries or suppositories may also damage latex and prevent the condom working properly.’
- ‘Thrush is easily treated using pessaries (tablets that are inserted into the vagina), cream or tablets.’
- ‘Thrush is easily treated using pessaries (almond-shaped tablets that are inserted into the vagina), cream or tablets.’
- 1.1 An elastic or rigid device that is inserted into the vagina to support the uterus.
- ‘For example, a Gellhorn pessary can offer excellent support for uterine prolapse as long as the perineal body is intact.’
- ‘Occlusive devices, such as pessaries, can mimic the effects of a retropubic urethropexy.’
- ‘Stress incontinence can be treated with intravaginal support devices, pessaries, and urethral ‘plugs.’’
Late Middle English: from late Latin pessarium, based on Greek pessos oval stone (used in board games).
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