- either of two small, oval, mucus-secreting glands, one on each side of the base of the vagina.
Origin of Bartholin's gland
1920–25; named after Caspar Bartholin (1655–1738), Danish anatomist, who described them in 1637
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- Either of two compound tubuloalveolar mucus-secreting glands situated in the lateral walls on each side of the vestibule of the vagina.greater vestibular gland
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