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View synonyms for intrauterine device

intrauterine device

noun

  1. any small, mechanical device for semipermanent insertion into the uterus as a contraceptive.


intrauterine device

noun

  1. a metal or plastic device, in the shape of a loop, coil, or ring, inserted into the uterus to prevent conception IUD


intrauterine device

/ ĭn′trə-yo̅o̅tər-ĭn,-tə-rīn′ /

  1. A birth control device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent implantation.


intrauterine device

  1. A metal or plastic device inserted into the uterus and used to prevent pregnancy.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of intrauterine device1

First recorded in 1920–25
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Example Sentences

He remembers some frantic attempts to mimic sperm capacitation — such as when scientists created porous chambers, roughly the size of an implanted IUD, or intrauterine device, used for contraception.

Each was told by her doctor she would make her an excellent candidate for an intrauterine device, or the IUD.

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