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 for pessary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pessary \Pes"sa*ry\ (p[e^]s"s[.a]*r[y^]), n.; pl. Pessaries.
     [L. pessarium, pessum, pessus, Gr. pesso`s: cf. F. pessaire.]
     (a) An instrument or device to be introduced into and worn in
         the vagina, to support the uterus, or remedy a
     (b) A medicinal substance in the form of a bolus or mass,
         designed for introduction into the vagina; a vaginal
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped
           cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide
           and fitted over the uterine cervix [syn: diaphragm,
           pessary, contraceptive diaphragm]

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