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ˈpɛs ə ripes·sa·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diaphragm, pessary, contraceptive diaphragmnoun

    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


  1. pessarynoun

    A medical device similar to the outer ring of a contraceptive diaphragm, most commonly used to support a displaced uterus; also called therapeutic pessary.

  2. pessarynoun

    A diaphragm.

  3. pessarynoun

    A vaginal suppository.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pessarynoun

    an instrument or device to be introduced into and worn in the vagina, to support the uterus, or remedy a malposition

    Etymology: [L. pessarium, pessum, pessus, Gr. pesso`s: cf. F. pessaire.]

  2. Pessarynoun

    a medicinal substance in the form of a bolus or mass, designed for introduction into the vagina; a vaginal suppository

    Etymology: [L. pessarium, pessum, pessus, Gr. pesso`s: cf. F. pessaire.]


  1. Pessary

    A pessary is a medical device inserted into the vagina, either to provide structural support, or as a method of delivering medication.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pessary

    pes′a-ri, n. an instrument worn in the vagina to remedy displacement of the womb. [Fr. pessaire—Low L. pessarium—Gr. pessos, a pebble.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pessary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pessary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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