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intrauterine device

noun
1.
any small, mechanical device for semipermanent insertion into the uterus as a contraceptive.
Abbreviation: IUD.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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intrauterine device

noun
1.
a metal or plastic device, in the shape of a loop, coil, or ring, inserted into the uterus to prevent conception IUD
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intrauterine device in Medicine

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.

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intrauterine device in Science
intrauterine device
  (ĭn'trə-y'tər-ĭn, -tə-rīn')   
A birth control device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent implantation.
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intrauterine device in Culture
intrauterine device (IUD) [(in-truh-yooh-tuh-ruhn, in-truh-yooh-tuh-reyen)]

A metal or plastic device inserted into the uterus and used to prevent pregnancy.

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