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Meaning of WOMB

Pronunciation:  woom

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

WOMB is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: uterus
 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
  1. \Womb\ (w[=oo]m), n. [OE. wombe, wambe, AS. wamb, womb;
    akin to D. wam belly, OS. & OHG. wamba, G. wamme, wampe,
    Icel. v["o]mb, Sw. v[*a]mb, Dan. vom, Goth. wamba.]
    1. The belly; the abdomen. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
             And he coveted to fill his woman of the cods that
             the hogs eat, and no man gave him.    --Wyclif (Luke
                                                   xv. 16).
             An I had but a belly of any indifferency, I were
             simply the most active fellow in Europe. My womb, my
             womb, my womb undoes me.              --Shak.
    2. (Anat.) The uterus. See {Uterus}.
    3. The place where anything is generated or produced.
             The womb of earth the genial seed receives.
    4. Any cavity containing and enveloping anything.
             The center spike of gold Which burns deep in the
             bluebell's womb.                      --R. Browning.
  2. \Womb\, v. t.
    To inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in
    secret. [Obs.] --Shak.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: the womb 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
 Definition: 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.