- the mucous membrane lining the uterus.
Origin of endometrium
1880–85; endo- + New Latin -metrium < Greek mḗtr(ā) womb + -ion diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for endometrial
I underwent an endometrial ablation in my 30s, rendering my periods worse than ever.
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March 22, 2012
They caution that taking estrogen alone may increase the risk of endometrial cancer, counteracting the potential benefit.Breast Cancer Breakthrough?
December 9, 2010
- the mucous membrane that lines the uterus
C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek mētra uterus
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Word Origin and History for endometrial
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- The glandular mucous membrane comprising the inner layer of the uterine wall.
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- The mucous membrane that lines the uterus. A fertilized egg must embed itself in the endometrium in order to develop into an embryo. See more at menstrual cycle.
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