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cervical cap

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noun

a contraceptive device made of rubberlike plastic and fitted over the cervix, where it may be kept for long periods without removal.

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Origin of cervical cap

First recorded in 1920–25
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Medical definitions for cervical cap

cervical cap

n.

A small, rubber, cup-shaped contraceptive device that fits over the uterine cervix to prevent the entry of sperm.
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