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oral contraceptive

noun, Pharmacology.
Origin of oral contraceptive
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60
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oral contraceptive in Medicine

oral contraceptive n.
A pill, typically containing estrogen or progesterone, that prevents conception or pregnancy. Also called birth control pill.

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