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birth-control pill

[ burth-kuhn-trohl ]
/ ˈbɜrθ kənˌtroʊl /
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noun
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
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Medical definitions for birth-control pill

birth control pill

n.
oral contraceptive
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