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cervical cap


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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Nearby words

cerveza, cervical, cervical ansa, cervical artery, cervical canal, cervical cap, cervical flexure, cervical ganglion, cervical gland of uterus, cervical iliocostal muscle, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Origin of cervical cap

First recorded in 1920–25
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Medicine 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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