[ en-doh-mee-tree-uhm ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈmi tri əm /
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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
1880–85; endo- + New Latin -metrium<Greek mḗtr(ā) womb + -ion diminutive suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM endometriumen·do·me·tri·al, adjective
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How to use endometrium in a sentence
I underwent an endometrial ablation in my 30s, rendering my periods worse than ever.
Hector Arango, et al. “Aspirin Effects on Endometrial Cancer Cell Growth.”Can Taking Aspirin Once a Day Reduce Risk of Cancer, Stroke, and More?|Anneli Rufus|March 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They caution that taking estrogen alone may increase the risk of endometrial cancer, counteracting the potential benefit.Breast Cancer Breakthrough?|Gail Sheehy|December 9, 2010|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for endometrium
/ (ˌɛndəʊˈmiːtrɪəm) /
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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Scientific definitions for endometrium
[ ĕn′dō-mē′trē-əm ]
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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