Pes"sa*ry (?), n.; pl. Pessaries (#). [L. pessarium, pessum, pessus, Gr. : cf. F. pessaire.] Med. (a)

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

(b)

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

 

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