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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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An interesting rare case of spontaneous pregnancy with imperforate hymen and high transverse vaginal septum with bicornuate uterus.
Two months later, it was revealed that she was having a bicornuate uterus and that she had two wombs with one baby in each.
class="MsoNormalFollowing this loss, doctors conducted tests on Jackie and discovered that her uterus was bicornuate. This meant that it was divided into two, and whenever she conceived, fertilisation and conception occurred on both sides of her uterus on different days.
Jamie, who works in health and social care but took time off to focus on starting a family, was told by doctors she has tubal blockage in both fallopian tubes, an under-active thyroid, low AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) and a bicornuate uterus.
Similar is the other condition known as the Bicornuate uterus with the presence of two uterine cavities.
Jennifer, 31 - also mum to eight-year-old Millie - has a complete bicornuate uterus.
One young 18 years old female underwent total abdominal hysterectomy, as she had bicornuate uterus.
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].
However, it may also be associated with a bicornuate bicollis uterus or a septate uterus with septation extending to the cervix and the vagina or also with unilateral cervical atresia [4].
Single vaginal ectopic ureter of fetal metanephric duct origin, ipsilateral kidney agenesis, and ipsilateral rudimentary uterine horn of the bicornuate uterus.
A 39-year-old woman, gravida 6, abortus 5, with no living babies, underwent hysteroscopic surgery because of bicornuate uterus and complete septum.
Other malformations encountered were subseptate and bicornuate uteri, which were present in 28.57% patients (Figures 1A and 1B).