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.]
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Bartholin's gland (BG), also known as the major vestibular glands or Bartholin gland, are bilateral, mucus-secreting, tubuloacinar glands located within the submucosa of the vulva of ruminants (SCHLAFER & FOSTER, 2016), cats (BACHA & WOOD, 1990), and women (CARDOSI et al., 2001; LEE et al., 2015).
Chang, "Adenoid cystic carcinoma of Bartholin's gland," Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol.
The diagnosis was hyperplastic and hypertrophied Bartholin's gland. Hyperplasia is a rare etiology for an enlarged Bartholin's gland.
Unilateral Bartholin's gland cyst in Holstein friesian cross bred cow.
Recurrent Bartholin's gland abscess among women of reproductive age is commonly associated with the risk of being in contact with the sexually transmitted polymicrobial infection.
Lee, "Cloacogenic adenocarcinoma of the vulva presenting as recurrent Bartholin's gland infection," Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, vol.
A larger vulvar mucinous cyst is often a Bartholin's gland cyst when reviewed histopathologically after excision [13].
Fibromas occur on the vulva as small exophytic projections Bartholin's cyst, Bartholin's gland is blocked and the gland becomes inflamed.
and histologic appearances of ACC in the breast are similar to the ACC of other anatomical sites such as salivary glands, lacrimal glands, lung, nasal cavity, skin, trachea, uterine cervix, prostate glands, oesophagus and Bartholin's gland (4-5).
Mixed tumor of the vulva: a report of two cases probably arising in Bartholin's gland. Cancer.
Women can also develop infections in the Bartholin's gland. This can lead to infertility, increased risk of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage.