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uteri (ˈjuːtəˌraɪ) 


plural noun

  1. See uterus

uterus (ˈjuːtərəs Pronunciation for uterus



Word forms:   plural uteri  (ˈjuːtəˌraɪ Pronunciation for
  1. (anatomy) a hollow muscular organ lying within the pelvic cavity of female mammals. It houses the developing fetus and by contractions aids in its expulsion at parturition Nontechnical name: womb
  2. the corresponding organ in other animals

Word Origin

C17: from Latin; compare Greek hustera womb, hoderos belly, Sanskrit udara belly


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