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u·ter·us

 (yo͞o′tər-əs)
n. pl. u·ter·i (yo͞o′tə-rī′) or u·ter·us·es
1. A hollow muscular organ located in the pelvic cavity of female mammals in which the fertilized egg implants and develops. Also called womb.
2. A corresponding part in other animals.

[Middle English, from Latin.]
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uterus

(ˈjuːtərəs)
n, pl uteri (ˈjuːtəˌraɪ)
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) 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
2. (Zoology) the corresponding organ in other animals
[C17: from Latin; compare Greek hustera womb, hoderos belly, Sanskrit udara belly]
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u•ter•us

(ˈyu tər əs)

n., pl. u•ter•i (ˈyu təˌraɪ) u•ter•us•es.
a hollow expandable organ of female placental mammals in which the fertilized egg develops during pregnancy; womb.
[1605–15; < Latin: the womb]
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u·ter·us

(yo͞o′tər-əs)
The hollow, muscular organ of female mammals to which a fertilized egg attaches before developing into an embryo. In most mammals the uterus is divided into two sac-like parts, whereas in humans it is a single structure. It lies between the bladder and rectum and is attached to the vagina and the fallopian tubes. Also called womb. See more at menstrual cycle.
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uterus

- From the Latin word meaning "belly, womb."
See also related terms for womb.
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uterus

(or womb) A hollow muscular organ in females, above the bladder. Inside it, a fertilized ovum develops into a baby.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uterus - a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of femalesuterus - a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
cervix uteri, uterine cervix, cervix - necklike opening to the uterus
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
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Translations
رَحْم
děloha
livmor
anyaméh
leg
gimda
dzemde
maternica

uterus

[ˈjuːtərəs] N (uteri (pl)) [ˈjuːtəraɪ]útero m
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uterus

[ˈjuːtərəs] nutérus m
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uterus

nGebärmutter f, → Uterus m (spec)
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uterus

[ˈjuːtərəs] nutero
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uterus

(ˈjuːtərəs) noun
the womb.
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u·ter·us

n. útero, matriz, órgano muscular femenino del aparato reproductivo que contiene y nutre al embrión y al feto durante la gestación;
___ gravis___ grávido, condición durante el embarazo;
didelphys ______ didelfo.
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uterus

n (pl -ri) útero, matriz f
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References in periodicals archive ?
To the Editor: The unicornuate uterus arises from the anastomotic failure of the paired Mullerian ducts in which simultaneously either of them is underdeveloped or absent, termed the 'rudimentary horn'.
A unicornuate uterus is a condition where there may be two ovaries but only one will be connected to the uterus due to the absence of one fallopian tube.
These anomalies can be classified according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as segmental Mullerian hypoplasia or agenesis (Group I), unicornuate uterus (Group II), uterine didelphys (Group III), bicornuate uterus (Group IV), septate uterus (Group V), arcuate uterus (Group VI), and diethylstilbestrol related anomalies (Group VII) [2].
Two patients had a unicornuate uterus, therefore MDCT-HSG evaluated a total of 48 tubes in 25 patients and evaluation for uterine and peritoneal factors was done in all.
A unicornuate uterus with a rudimentary horn is an anomaly caused by defective fusion of the Mullerian duct, estimated to occur in one in 76,000 pregnancies.
Anomalies such as Mullerian agenesis or unicornuate uterus are commonly seen in undescended ovary cases.
The exclusion criteria were as follows: preterm or multiple pregnancy, stillbirth, complicated postpartum bleeding (intensive care measures were used, with B-Lynch suture after labour and uterine devascularisation), congenital uterine disorders (bicornuate or unicornuate uterus, double uterus), uterine fibroids or oncological diseases, uterine scar, retained placental tissue, or endometritis postpartum.
(5) There is an increased incidence of genital tract abnormalities in the setting of renal ectopia, such as hypospadias and cryptorchidism in males and agenesis of the uterus and vagina, or unicornuate uterus in females.
It is usually fixed deep within the pelvis [26] and not mobile as pregnancy in the non-communicating horn of a unicornuate uterus (cornual pregnancy) [27].
A unicornuate uterus with a rudimentary horn is a rare Mullerian abnormality that may cause many gynaecological and obstetric complications.