- a contraceptive device made of rubberlike plastic and fitted over the cervix, where it may be kept for long periods without removal.
Origin of cervical cap
First recorded in 1920–25
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- A small, rubber, cup-shaped contraceptive device that fits over the uterine cervix to prevent the entry of sperm.
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