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Meaning of UTERUS

Pronunciation:  'yooturus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus

UTERUS is a 6 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: womb
 See Also: arteria uterina, cervix, cervix uteri, endometrium, Fallopian tube, female internal reproductive organ, female reproductive system, myometrium, oviduct, placenta, uterine artery, uterine cavity, uterine cervix, uterine tube, venter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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["o]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.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: the uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum, that sheds its lining each month during menstruation and in which a fertilized egg implants and grows into a fetus.
Biology Dictionary
  1. The womb; the pear-sized female reproductive organ that noursishes the fetus until birth.
  2. The uterus is a hollow, thick-walled organ about the size of a fist. It is composed of the uterine body and the cervix. The muscular wall of the uterus is called the myometrium and the inner lining the endometrium. The uterine tubes (Fallopian tubes) serve to deliver the ova to the uterus are attached to the superior angles of the uterus. The blood supply to the uterus is from the uterine and ovarian arteries.