- 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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- the mucous membrane that lines the uterus
Word Origin for endometrium
C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek mētra uterus
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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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