Bartholin's glandBar·tho·lin's gland
either of two small glands near the vaginal opening: during sexual excitement they secrete a mucous lubricating substance
Origin of Bartholin's glandafter C. T. Bartholin (1655-1738), Danish anatomist
Either of two small compound racemose glands on either side of the vaginal orifice that secrete a lubricating mucus and are homologous to the bulbourethral glands in the male.
Origin of Bartholin's glandAfter Caspar Bartholin, (1585–1629), Danish physician.
(plural Bartholin's glands)
- (anatomy) either of two small glands located on either side of the vaginal orifice that secrete a lubricating mucous.