[ burth-kuhn-trohl ]
/ ˈbɜrθ kənˌtroʊl /
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.
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Origin of birth-control pill
First recorded in 1955–60
Words nearby birth-control pill
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Medical definitions for birth-control pill
birth control pill
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