birth-control pill

[ burth-kuhn-trohl ]

  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

First recorded in 1955–60

Words Nearby birth-control pill Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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