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birth-control pill

[burth-kuh n-trohl] /ˈbɜrθ kənˌtroʊl/
noun
1.
an oral contraceptive for women, containing the hormones estrogen and progesterone or progesterone alone, that inhibits ovulation, fertilization, or implantation of a fertilized ovum, causing temporary infertility.
Origin of birth-control pill
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60
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birth control pill n.
See oral contraceptive.

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