noun, plural en·do·me·tri·a [en-doh-mee-tree-uh] /ˌɛn doʊˈmi tri ə/. Anatomy.
the mucous membrane lining the uterus.
Origin of endometrium
1880–85; endo-Related formsen·do·me·tri·al, adjective
+ New Latin -metrium
< Greek mḗtr(ā
) womb + -ion
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noun plural -tria (-trɪə)
Derived Formsendometrial, adjective
the mucous membrane that lines the uterus
Word Origin for endometrium
C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek mētra uterus
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Word Origin and History for endometrium
1882, medical Latin, from endo- + Greek metra "uterus," related to meter (see mother (n.1)).
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n. pl. en•do•me•tri•a (-trē-ə)
Related formsen′do•me′tri•al adj.
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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