|IUD a metal or plastic device, in the shape of a loop, coil, or ring, inserted into the uterus to prevent conception|
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intrauterine device n.
Abbr. IUD A birth control device, such as a plastic or metallic loop, ring, or spiral, that is inserted into the uterus to prevent implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterine lining.
|intrauterine device (ĭn'trə-y'tər-ĭn, -tə-rīn') Pronunciation Key
A birth control device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent implantation.
A metal or plastic device inserted into the uterus and used to prevent pregnancy.