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IUD

IUD \IUD\, n. An intrauterine device, a contraceptive device consisting of a small, usually plastic object placed within the uterus to prevent conception.

IUD

intrauterine device \in`tra*u"ter*ine de*vice"\, n. A contraceptive device consisting of a small, usually plastic object placed within the uterus to prevent conception; also called IUD.

Usage examples of "iud".

Another contraceptive device becoming more popular is the IUD, or the loop.

She was using an IUD, which was supposed to be the most effective contraceptive device next to the pill.

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