[ en-doh-mee-tree-uhm ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈmi tri əm /
noun, plural en·do·me·tri·a [en-doh-mee-tree-uh]. /ˌɛn doʊˈmi tri ə/. Anatomy.
the mucous membrane lining the uterus.
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Origin of endometrium
+ New Latin -metrium
) womb + -ion
OTHER WORDS FROM endometriumen·do·me·tri·al, adjective
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noun plural -tria (-trɪə)
the mucous membrane that lines the uterus
Derived forms of endometriumendometrial, adjective
Word Origin for endometrium
C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek mētra uterus
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n. pl. en•do•me•tri•a (-trē-ə)
The glandular mucous membrane comprising the inner layer of the uterine wall.
Other words from endometriumen′do•me′tri•al adj.
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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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