- 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 endometrium
When the endometrium is septic or cancerous both ovaries and tubes should be removed.
The diseased states of the endometrium are many and their exact pathology is still under discussion.
In spite of the most careful attention it is very difficult to remove the endometrium completely.
Chronic gonorrhea of the endometrium is usually accompanied by tubular infection.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
- the mucous membrane that lines the uterus
C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek mētra uterus
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Word Origin and History for endometrium
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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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