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UTERUS (uteri)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does uterus mean? 

UTERUS (noun)
  The noun UTERUS has 1 sense:

1. a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus

  Familiarity information: UTERUS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

UTERUS (noun)

Sense 1uterus [BACK TO TOP]


A hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts


uterus; womb

Hypernyms ("uterus" is a kind of...):

female internal reproductive organ (the reproductive organs of a woman)

Meronyms (parts of "uterus"):

cervix; cervix uteri; uterine 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)

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)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "uterus"):

venter (the womb)

Holonyms ("uterus" is a part of...):

female reproductive system (the reproductive system of females)

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