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 (bī-kôr′nyo͞o-ĭt, -āt′)
Having two horns or horn-shaped parts: a bicornuate uterus.

[From bi- + Latin cornū, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.bicornuate - having two horns or horn-shaped partsbicornuate - having two horns or horn-shaped parts; "a bicornuate uterus"
horned - having a horn or horns or hornlike parts or horns of a particular kind; "horned viper"; "great horned owl"; "the unicorn--a mythical horned beast"; "long-horned cattle"
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Joshi et al [15] reported 58% rectangular, 20% bicornuate, and pear shaped, quadrate, oblong, heart shaped, square, and inverted pear-shaped Caudate lobes in 22% of their study, whereas we found four different shapes of caudate lobes; which were rectangular (61.
Some sources use "interstitial" and "cornual" synonymously, while others use "cornual" for gestations in bicornuate or septate uteri; others differentiate interstitial from angular pregnancy, while in practice, many physicians are unfamiliar with such classification.
Although in some American and European literature, the term 'interstitial pregnancy' is used as a synonym to 'cornual pregnancy', they should be considered as two different clinical situations; however, a pregnancy is referred to as a cornual pregnancy if the implantation occurs in one horn of a bicornuate uterus or in one-half of a septate or sub-septate uterus.
The abdominal cavity was exposed to locate the bicornuate uterus, followed laterally to reach the experimental organ.
13] suggested the following criteria for early sonographic diagnosis of rudimentary horn pregnancy: (i) a pseudo-pattern of asymmetrical bicornuate uterus; (ii) absent visual continuity tissue surrounding the gestation sac and the uterine cervix; and (iii) presence of myometrial tissue surrounding the gestational sac.
1993) measured length, width, and mass of ovaries; length of the bicornuate uterine horns; and inspected uterine horns for embryos and blastocysts.
A rare condition of bicornuate uterus (meaning she had been born with two wombs) made it difficult to conceive and carry a baby, and the couple suffered three miscarriages before a Harley Street obstetrician (who went on to deliver Princes William and Harry) helped them welcome three children into the world - Thomas, William and Annabel.
Kerri was told she had a bicornuate uterus which means it is in the shape of a heart and was told by doctors that this increased the chance of miscarriage and that it was likely her next baby would be born breech.
6% of the patients had uterine and cervical defects, including bicornuate uterus, uterine septa and cervical tears.