Bartholin's gland

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Bar·tho·lin's gland

 (bär′tl-ĭnz, -thə-lĭnz)
Either of two small compound racemose glands on either side of the vaginal orifice that secrete a lubricating mucus and are homologous to the bulbourethral glands in the male.

[After Caspar Bartholin (1585-1629), Danish physician.]

Bar•tho′lin's gland`

(bɑrˈtoʊ lɪnz, ˈbɑr tl ɪnz)
either of a pair of small lubricating glands at the base of the vagina.
[1920–25; after Caspar Bartholin (1655–1738), Danish anatomist]
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Noun1.Bartholin's gland - either of the two posterior vestibular glands that secrete a lubricating mucus; homologous to Cowper's gland in the male
female reproductive system - the reproductive system of females
vestibular gland - a gland that opens into the vestibule of the vagina; secretions lubricate the vagina during coitus
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On CT, Bartholin gland cysts appear as well marginated, hypoattenuating structures along the posterolateral wall of the vagina; MR typically shows low signal intensity on T1-weighted sequences and high signal intensity on T2-weighted sequences.
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