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1. See uterus.
a. A place where something is generated.
b. An encompassing, protective hollow or space.
3. Obsolete The belly.
[Middle English, from Old English wamb.]
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the nontechnical name for uterus
2. a hollow space enclosing something, esp when dark, warm, or sheltering
3. a place where something is conceived: the Near East is the womb of western civilization.
4. (Anatomy) obsolete the belly
[Old English wamb; related to Old Norse vomb, Gothic wamba, Middle Low German wamme, Swedish våmm]
2. the place in which anything is formed or produced.
3. the interior of anything.
4. Obs. the belly.
[before 900; Old English, c. Old Frisian, Middle Low German wamme, Old High German, Gothic wamba, Old Norse vǫmb]
- gestation - Literally the period during which unborn young are "carried" inside the womb—from Latin gerere, "carry" or "conduct."
- lightening - A drop in the level of the womb during the last weeks of pregnancy, as the head of the fetus engages in the pelvis.
- matrix - From Latin, meaning "breeding female," it originally was used for the uterus or womb, then for a supporting or enclosing structure.
- uterus - From the Latin word meaning "belly, womb."
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|Noun||1.||womb - a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus|
arteria uterina, uterine artery - a branch of the internal iliac artery that supplies the uterus and the upper part of the vagina
venter - the womb; "`in venter' is legal terminology for `conceived but not yet born'"
female reproductive system - the reproductive system of females
female internal reproductive organ - the reproductive organs of a woman
Fallopian tube, oviduct, uterine tube - either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus
uterine cavity - the space inside the uterus between the cervical canal and the Fallopian tubes
endometrium - (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
myometrium - the smooth muscle forming the wall of the uterus
placenta - the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus
(= uterus) → ventre m
womb[wuːm] n (Anat) → grembo
the part of the body of a female mammal in which the young are developed and kept until birth. baarmoeder رَحْم утроба útero děloha die Gebärmutter livmor μήτραmatriz, útero emakas, üsk زهدان؛ رحم kohtu utérusרחם गर्भ utroba méh rahim leg utero 子宮 자궁 gimda dzemde rahim schootlivmorłono زيلانځ (رحم)، درحم غوندې ساختمان útero uter матка maternica maternica materica livmoder มดลูก rahim, döl yatağı 子宮 матка رحم dạ con 子宫
n. matriz, útero. V.: uterus