|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
contraceptive con·tra·cep·tive (kŏn'trə-sěp'tĭv)
Capable of preventing conception. n.
A device, drug, or chemical agent that prevents conception.
|contraceptive (kŏn'trə-sěp'tĭv) Pronunciation Key
A substance or device capable of preventing pregnancy.