the enlarged, muscular, expandable portion of the oviduct in which the fertilized ovum implants and develops or rests during prenatal development; the womb of certain mammals.
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How to use uterus in a sentence
Other uteri, tainted by low, regular doses of progesterone and/or witchcraft, become evil.
Prolapsis uteri is another, and a third to which he particularly alludes is difficulty in parturition.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
Numquid potest mulier obliuisci infantem suum ut non misereatur filio uteri sui.
Besides, by adopting this practice, we sacrifice the whole of the effects derived from pressure on the fundus uteri.
In some cases I have been induced, from the symptoms, to believe that the placenta was at the os uteri when it was not.
This operation is easily and speedily performed when the os uteri is widely dilated and dilatable.
British Dictionary definitions for uterus
anatomy a hollow muscular organ lying within the pelvic cavity of female mammals. It houses the developing fetus and by contractions aids in its expulsion at parturition: Nontechnical name: womb
the corresponding organ in other animals
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Scientific definitions for uterus
The hollow, muscular organ of female mammals in which the embryo develops. In most mammals the uterus is divided into two saclike parts, whereas in primates it is a single structure. It lies between the bladder and rectum and is attached to the vagina and the fallopian tubes. During the menstrual cycle (estrus), the lining of the uterus (endometrium) undergoes changes that permit the implantation of a fertilized egg. Also called womb See more at menstrual cycle.
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Cultural definitions for uterus
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