Uterus Definition

yo͝otər-əs
uteri, uteruses
noun
uteri
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.
Webster's New World
A corresponding part in other animals.
American Heritage Medicine
A similar structure in many invertebrates.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
womb

Other Word Forms of Uterus

Noun

Singular:
uterus
Plural:
uteri, uteruses

Origin of Uterus

  • From Latin uterus (“womb, belly").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Latin

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

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