Definitions for uterusˈyu tər əs; ˈyu təˌraɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•ter•usˈyu tər əs; ˈyu təˌraɪ(n.)(pl.)u•ter•i; u•ter•us•es.
a hollow expandable organ of female placental mammals in which the fertilized egg develops during pregnancy; womb.
Origin of uterus:
1605–15; < L: the womb
a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
An organ of the female reproductive system in which the young are conceived and develop until birth; the womb.
Origin: From uterus.
the organ of a female mammal in which the young are developed previous to birth; the womb
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
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The hollow thick-walled muscular organ in the female PELVIS. It consists of the fundus (the body) which is the site of EMBRYO IMPLANTATION and FETAL DEVELOPMENT. Beyond the isthmus at the perineal end of fundus, is CERVIX UTERI (the neck) opening into VAGINA. Beyond the isthmi at the upper abdominal end of fundus, are the FALLOPIAN TUBES.
Translations for uterus
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- úteroPortuguese (BR)
- der UterusGerman
- üsk, emakasEstonian
- زيلا نځى (رحم)، نس، خيټه، ګېډه (دښځېPashto
- döl yatağı, rahimTurkish
- 子宮Chinese (Trad.)
- رحم، بچہ دانيUrdu
- dạ con, tử cungVietnamese
- 子宫Chinese (Simp.)
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