Bartholin's Gland Definition

bärtl-ĭnz, -thə-lĭnz
noun
Either of two small glands near the vaginal opening: during sexual excitement they secrete a mucous lubricating substance.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage Medicine
(anatomy) Either of two small glands located on either side of the vaginal orifice that secrete a lubricating mucous.
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Other Word Forms of Bartholin's Gland

Noun

Singular:
Bartholin's gland
Plural:
Bartholin's glands

Origin of Bartholin's Gland

  • After Caspar Bartholin (1585–1629), Danish physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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