birthcontrol pill

birth-control pill

[burth-kuhn-trohl]
noun
an oral contraceptive for women, containing the hormones estrogen and progesterone or progesterone alone, that inhibits ovulation, fertilization, or implantation of a fertilized ovum, causing temporary infertility.

Origin:
1955–60

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