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n. pl. en·do·me·tri·a (-trē-ə)
The glandular mucous membrane that lines the uterus.
[New Latin endomētrium : endo- + Greek mētrā, uterus; see metro-.]
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n, pl -tria (-trɪə)
(Anatomy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus
[C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek mētra uterus]
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en•do•me•tri•um(ˌɛn doʊˈmi tri əm)
n., pl. -tri•a (-tri ə)
the membrane lining the uterus.
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The membrane that lines the uterus of a female mammal. A fertilized egg must attach itself to the endometrium to continue to develop.
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The mucous membrane that lines the uterus and is shed during menstruation.
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|Noun||1.||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|
mucosa, mucous membrane - mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
uterus, womb - a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
decidua - the epithelial tissue of the endometrium
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