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intrauterine device

Syllabification: in·tra·u·ter·ine de·vice
(abbreviation: IUD)

Definition of intrauterine device in English:

noun

A contraceptive device fitted inside the uterus and physically preventing the implantation of fertilized ova.
Example sentences
  • ‘Come Dancing,’ a ballgown shimmering with 5500 contraceptive pills and an intrauterine device medical alternatives offering a woman 22 years of birth control is the centrepiece of a new London exhibition.
  • The primary difference between the two groups was that women in the tubal ligation group were more likely to have used oral contraceptives or an intrauterine device before their surgery.
  • However, the chemical can also coat condoms or be dispersed by intrauterine devices to enhance contraception.

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