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Definitions of UTERUS
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms (6th edition)
- 1900 - A dictionary of medicine and the allied sciences
- 1919 - The concise Oxford dictionary of current English
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By J.H. Kenneth
[Latin] The womb; the organ in which the fetus develops during pregnancy. It is a pear-shaped organ, consisting mainly of unstriated muscular fibres, covered externally by a layer of peritoneum (serous coat), and lined internally by a mucous coat containing numerous mucous follicles (uterine glands) and invested with ciliated epithelium. The u. consists of a body and cervix. The cavity of the body is triangular, the two upper angle (cornua) communicating with the two Falloppian tubes, and the lower angle (os uteri internum) communicating with the spindle-shaped cavity of the cervix, which, in turn, opens into the vagina by the os uteri externum. U. masculinus, the sinus pocularis of the male urethra.
By Alexander Duane
By Sir Augustus Henry
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
The organ of gestation; made up chiefly of muscular fibers and having a cavity lined with mucous membrane continuous with that of the vagina. It is covered before and behind with peritoneum. In the human subject it is situated in the pelvis, with its long axis corresponding to the axis of the pelvic cavity. In the non-gravid state it has the shape of a pear flattened from before backward, and is about three inches long, the upper rounded portion being the fundus carrying at each lateral extremity a cornu where the fallopian tube enters the uterine cavity. It is suspended in the pelvis by the broad ligaments. It is divided into a body and a neck; the latter projects backward and somewhat downward into the vagina.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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