intrauterine device
intrauterine device in`tra*u"ter*ine de*vice", n. A contraceptive device consisting of a small, usually plastic object placed within the uterus to prevent conception; also called {IUD}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • intrauterine device — n a device (as a spiral of plastic or a ring of stainless steel) inserted and left in the uterus to prevent effective conception called also IUCD, IUD * * * (IUD), intrauterine contraceptive device a plastic or metallic device inserted into the… …   Medical dictionary

  • intrauterine device — ► NOUN ▪ a contraceptive device fitted inside the uterus and physically preventing the implantation of fertilized ova …   English terms dictionary

  • Intrauterine device — Copper IUD (Paragard T 380A) Hormonal …   Wikipedia

  • intrauterine device — noun contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus • Syn: ↑IUD • Hypernyms: ↑contraceptive, ↑preventive, ↑preventative, ↑contraceptive device, ↑prophylactic device, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • intrauterine device — IUD IUD, n. An {intrauterine device}, a contraceptive device consisting of a small, usually plastic object placed within the uterus to prevent conception. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intrauterine device — device inserted into the uterus to prevent conception, IUD …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intrauterine device — noun Date: 1964 a device inserted into and left in the uterus to prevent effective conception called also intrauterine contraceptive device, IUD …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intrauterine device — any small, mechanical device for semipermanent insertion into the uterus as a contraceptive. Abbr.: IUD [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • intrauterine device — noun A contraceptive device consisting of a spiral or similar shape of plastic or metal inserted through the vagina into the uterus in order to prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg …   Wiktionary

  • intrauterine device — noun a contraceptive device fitted inside the uterus and physically preventing the implantation of fertilized ova …   English new terms dictionary

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