prophylactic device

Definitions of prophylactic device
  1. noun
    an agent or device intended to prevent conception
    synonyms: birth control device, contraceptive, contraceptive device, preventative, preventive
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    cervical cap
    a contraceptive device consisting of a small thimble-shaped cup that is placed over the uterine cervix to prevent the entrance of spermatozoa
    coil
    a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
    contraceptive diaphragm, diaphragm, pessary
    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
    IUD, intrauterine device
    contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
    morning-after pill
    a large dose of estrogen taken orally within 24 to 72 hours after intercourse; prevents implantation of a fertilized ovum and so acts as a contraceptive; commonly used after rape or incest
    anovulant, anovulatory drug, birth control pill, contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive, oral contraceptive pill, pill
    a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
    spermatocide, spermicide
    a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa
    Demulen
    trade name for an oral contraceptive
    Enovid
    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and norethynodrel
    Loestrin
    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
    loop
    an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop
    Lo/Ovral
    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norgestrel
    Micronor
    trade name for and oral contraceptive containing the progestin compound norethindrone
    Modicon
    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
    Norinyl
    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone and mestranol
    Norlestrin
    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
    Nor-Q-D
    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone
    Ovocon
    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
    Ovral
    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norgestrel
    Ovrette
    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norgestrel
    Ovulen
    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and a progestin compound
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    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
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