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Definition of Uterus

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female mammalian organ for containing and nourishing young during prenatal development, womb; womb-like organ in non-mammals
Uterus Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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womb; belly| abdomen uti CONJ
in order that; that| so that; as| when; [ut primum => as soon as]
LATIN- ENGLISH (AZAD)
womb, belly, lower stomach.
Latin-English Online Dictionary
womb, belly, lower stomach
Uterus Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The organ of a female mammal in which the young are developed previous to birth; the womb.
  
(n.)
A receptacle, or pouch, connected with the oviducts of many invertebrates in which the eggs are retained until they hatch or until the embryos develop more or less. See Illust. of Hermaphrodite in Append.
  
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uterus
\u"te*rus\ (?), n. [l.]
1. (anat.) the organ of a female mammal in which the young are developed previous to birth; the womb.
note: the uterus is simply an enlargement of the oviduct, and in the lower mammals there is one on each side, but in the higher forms the two become more or less completely united into one. in many male mammals there is a small vesicle, opening into the urinogenital canal, which corresponds to the uterus of the female and is called the male uterus, or [nl.] uterus masculinus.
2. (zo?l.) a receptacle, or pouch, connected with the oviducts of many invertebrates in which the eggs are retained until they hatch or until the embryos develop more or less. see illust. of hermaphrodite in append.
uterus
n : a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus [syn: womb]




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 round ligament of the uterus 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
(synonym) womb
(hypernym) female internal reproductive organ
(hyponym) venter
(part-holonym) female reproductive system
(part-meronym) cervix, uterine cervix, cervix uteri
Uterus Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The uterus (from Latin "uterus", plural uteri) or womb is a major female hormone-responsive reproductive sex organ of most mammals, including humans. One end, the cervix, opens into the vagina, while the other is connected to one or both fallopian tubes, (uterine tubes) depending on the species. It is within the uterus that the fetus develops during gestation, usually developing completely in placental mammals such as humans and partially in marsupials such as kangaroos and opossums. Two uteri usually form initially in a female and usually male fetus, and in placental mammals they may partially or completely fuse into a single uterus depending on the species. In many species with two uteri, only one is functional. Humans and other higher primates such as chimpanzees, usually have a single completely fused uterus, although in some individuals the uteri may not have completely fused. Horses, on the other hand, have bipartite uteri. In English, the term is used consistently within the medical and related professions, while the Germanic-derived term is more common in everyday usage.

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Uterus Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
[YOO-ter-us]
The small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis. This is the organ in which a fetus develops. Also called the womb.
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Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
A small, pear-shaped muscular organ in the pelvis of females where the unborn child develops until birth. Also called the womb.
Aids Glossary
the muscular pelvic organ of the female reproductive system in which the fetus develops. (syn. womb)
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