The part of the woman's body where an unborn fetus lives is an example of the uterus.
nounpl. u′teri· or u′ter·uses
- a hollow, muscular organ of female mammals in which the ovum is deposited and the embryo and fetus are developed; womb: it is usually paired, but is single in primates
- a similar structure in many invertebrates
Origin of uterusClassical Latin from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form udero-, belly from source Sanskrit udáram
nounpl. u·ter·i, or u·ter·us·es
- A hollow muscular organ located in the pelvic cavity of female mammals in which the fertilized egg implants and develops. Also called womb .
- A corresponding part in other animals.
Origin of uterusMiddle English from Latin
(plural uteri or uteruses)
- (anatomy) An organ of the female reproductive system in which the young are conceived and develop until birth; the womb.
From Latin uterus (“womb, belly").