Uterus meaning

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The uterus is a hollow organ in the female mammal reproductive system where the embryo develops.

The part of the woman's body where an unborn fetus lives is an example of the uterus.

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A hollow muscular organ located in the pelvic cavity of female mammals in which the fertilized egg implants and develops.
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A corresponding part in other animals.
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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.
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A similar structure in many invertebrates.
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A hollow muscular organ located in the pelvic cavity of female mammals in which the fertilized egg implants and develops.
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A corresponding part in other animals.
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The hollow, muscular organ of female mammals in which the embryo develops. In most mammals the uterus is divided into two saclike parts, whereas in primates it is a single structure. It lies between the bladder and rectum and is attached to the vagina and the fallopian tubes. During the menstrual cycle (estrus), the lining of the uterus (endometrium) undergoes changes that permit the implantation of a fertilized egg.
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(anatomy) An organ of the female reproductive system in which the young are conceived and develop until birth; the womb.
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Origin of uterus

  • Middle English from Latin

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

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

    From Wiktionary