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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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pl de uterus
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An ultrasonic test revealed that she had two uteri and within a few hours, she gave birth to a boy and a girl through cesarean.
He called the cavity of uterus "via uteri" and detailed the expanded and narrowed neck of cervix and its passage to the vagina.
The aim of our study was to evaluate the effectiveness of hysteroscopic metroplasty on reproductive outcome in women with unexplained infertility with dysmorphic uteri.
ORLANDO -- The complication rate is lower with laparoscopic hysterectomy than with abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy--even for uteri over 500 g, according to findings from a nationwide cohort of more than 27,000 women.
Among the Mullerian duct anomalies, bicornuate and didelphic uteri are the more common forms, with a prevalence of 25 and 11%, respectively.
The post-cervical torsion (combined uterine and vaginal torsion, torsio uteri and vaginae) is more commonly diagnosed than intra-cervical or pre-cervical torsion.
Results: The frequency of ruptured uteri was calculated to be 0.67%, giving a ratio of 1:148 deliveries.
Mullerian duct anomalies in women include lack of development (hypoplasia, aplasia, or unicornuate uterus), lack of midline fusion (didelphys or bicornuate uterus), and incomplete resorption of midline tissue during fusion (septate and arcuate uteri).
The uteri are different sizes, with the bigger twin born from the larger uterus.
The transplanted uteri reportedly survived and functioned for several months in the pigs, producing normal menstrual cycles.
After the animals' uteri were weighed, samples were taken for histological analysis, and remaining tissue was subjected to RNA extraction for microarray analysis.