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Kegel exercise

[key-guh l, kee-]
  1. Often Kegel exercises. exercise performed to strengthen the pubococcygeus and other muscles of the pelvic floor, in order to control incontinence, improve sexual response, etc.
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Origin of Kegel exercise

named after Arnold H. Kegel (1894–1981), American gynecologist
Also called Ke·gel.
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British Dictionary definitions for kegel exercises

Kegel exercises

pl n
  1. exercises for rehabilitating the pelvic-floor muscles of women suffering stress incontinence, esp after childbirthAlso called: pelvic-floor exercises
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Word Origin

C20: named after A. H. Kegel, US gynaecologist
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