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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

Example Sentences Including 'uteri'

Appropriate and inappropriate touching, bladders, penises, uteruses (or uteri ?
Globe and Mail (2003)
There's more to perverting the birds-and-bees talk than giving your teen a jar of cow uteri.
Maxim (2004)
When hysterectomy became an option, male doctors ridiculed women severely for wanting to keep their uteri.
Hufnagel, Dr Vicki & Golant, Susan K No More Hysterectomies


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