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Definitions of uteri

uteri  (ˈjuːtəˌraɪ) 

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plural noun

  1. See uterus

uterus  (ˈjuːtərəs

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noun

Word forms:   plural uteri   (ˈjuːtəˌraɪ
  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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