A receptacle, or pouch, connected with the oviducts of many invertebrates in which the eggs are retained until they hatch or until the embryos develop more or less. See Illust. of Hermaphrodite in Append.
The hollow muscular organ in female mammals in which the fertilized ovum normally becomes embedded and in which the developing embryo and fetus is nourished. In the nongravid human, it is a pear-shaped structure, about 3 inches in length, consisting of a fundus body, isthmus, and cervix. Its cavity opens into the vagina below, and into the uterine tube on either side of the cornu. It is supported by direct attachment to the vagina and by indirect attachment to various other nearby pelvic structures.
The uterus is a very strong and muscular hollow organ about the size of your fist. It's located inside your body, just below your belly button. This is where menstrual blood comes from, and it's also the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant.
The part of the female reproductive system where a baby grows after a woman has become pregnant. Every month, if a woman doesn't get pregnant, the wall of the uterus breaks down and is shed as her menstrual period (see menstruation). Back to the top
Where a fertilized egg implants and grows into a baby. The lining of this organ prepares for possible implantation of an egg by thickening on a monthly basis. If there is no fertilization, this layer is sloughed off causing a menstrual period. Diagram.
a muscular organ of the female reproductive system, situated between the bladder and the rectum. It houses and nourishes the fertilised egg from the time at which the egg is implanted in the uterus a few days after conception, right through to the time at which the child is born nine months later.
a thick pear-shaped organ located in the abdominal cavity of women. It is lined with a layer of cells (endometrium) that respond to the varying hormonal stimulation of the menstrual cycle. The uterus holds and nourishes the developing fetus during pregnancy. At childbirth the muscles of the uterus contract and force the infant out of the mother's body.
A pear-shaped, hollow, muscular organ in women in which a fertilized egg implants to grow into an embryo and fetus. The main function of the uterus is to nourish the developing fetus prior to birth. (Cancer , Obstetrics & Gynecology)
A hollow, thick-walled, pear-shaped, muscular organ located between the bladder and rectum. It is the site for implantation of the fertilized ovum (egg), the location where the fetus develops during pregnancy, and the structure that sheds its lining monthly during menstruation.
The hollow, muscular female reproductive organ in the pelvis where an embryo implants and grows during pregnancy. The lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, produces the monthly menstrual blood flow when there is no pregnancy.
The organ in a woman's body where a pregnancy develops, and where menstrual blood comes from during a woman's period. Located above the vagina and cervix, the uterus is about the shape and size of an upside-down pear.
MS = The hollow thick-walled muscular organ in the female PELVIS. It consists of the fundus (the body) which is the site of EMBRYO IMPLANTATION and FETAL DEVELOPMENT. Beyond the isthmus at the perineal end of fundus, is CERVIX UTERI (the neck) opening into VAGINA. Beyond the isthmi at the upper abdominal end of fundus, are the FALLOPIAN TUBES. AN = /blood supply: consider PLACENTAL CIRCULATION; /surg: consider HYSTERECTOMY or HYSTEROTOMY; inflammation = ENDOMETRITIS UI = D014599
Womb / Hollow muscular organ in the woman that holds and nourishes the foetus until the time of birth. Varicocele Varicose vein of the testicle. XYZ Zona Pellucida The outer layer of the egg that persists and surrounds the embryo until about 4-5 days after fertilisation.
The uterus (womb) is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen between the bladder and the rectum. The narrow, lower portion of the uterus is the cervix; the broader, upper part is the corpus. The corpus is made up of two layers of tissue. See the entire definition of Uterus
The uterus or womb is a pear-shaped, thick-walled muscular organ. It is two and a half inches in diameter and is located in the lower abdominal region. When a woman is pregnant, the foetus grows inside the uterus.
Uterine cancer is rare in animals and can be malignant or benign. It is more malignant in cats. Signs may include an abdominal mass or vaginal discharge. Some tumors are dependent on hormones for growth and treatment includes removing the ovaries and the uterus (spay).
the hollow organ within the female pelvis where fertilized eggs come to rest for development during pregnancy; the cervix leads to the uterus from the vagina and the Fallopian tubes lead from the ovaries to the uterus
An organ in the female reproductive tract which has the appearance of an upside down pear. Most of the uterus is made up of smooth muscle. The inside of the uterus is lining with a thin layer of glandular tissue known as the endometrium. The uterus holds the baby during pregnancy and contracts during labor helping to deliver the baby.
A hollow muscular organ in the female body in which the fetus develops and from which it is born at the end of pregnancy. The uterus is pear shaped and about three inches long, although it expands greatly during fetal development. It is supported by a hollow neck, the cervix, and two ligaments which connect it to the pelvic wall on each side. Two fallopian tubes, also known as oviducts, connect the uterus to the ovaries and form the passageway for the ovum during fertilization. Also called the womb.
Also called the womb. The uterus is a pear-shaped, hollow organ in a femaleâ€™s pelvis where a baby develops during pregnancy. The uterus is made up of muscle with an inside lining called the endometrium. The endometrium builds up and thickens during the menstrual cycle to prepare for a possible pregnancy each month. But if no pregnancy occurs, the extra tissue and blood are shed during menstruation.
Often called the womb, this is the organ in which a fetus develops. During pregnancy, the uterus expands. But when a woman is not pregnant, the uterus is small, hollow, and shaped like a flattened pear.
The hollow muscular organ in which the fertilised egg normally becomes embedded and in which the developing embryo-foetus is nourished. The uterus is a pear-shaped organ consisting of the body of the uterus (or corpus) which narrows to form the cervix or neck of the womb. The Fallopian tubes enter the uterus at its upper outer aspect, and at its lower end the cervix opens into the vagina or front passage
The reproductive organ that houses, protects and nourishes the developing embryo/fetus. It is a hollow, muscular structure that is part of the female reproductive tract and is the source of a woman's menses.
also known as the womb. The place where the embryo attaches and grows during gestation. It comprises an outer muscular layer called the myometrium and an inner glandular lining called the endometrium. The endometrium is shed each month, resulting in a period.
The central, muscular organ of the female reproductive system, which holds and nourishes the fertilized egg during pregnancy. At one end of the uterus -- or womb -- is the cervix, which opens into the vagina; the other end is connected on both sides to the fallopian tubes, which deliver eggs for implantation.
(yU-ter-us) The hollow muscular organ in which the impregnated ovum (egg) is developed into the child; it is about 7.5 cm in length in the nonpregnant woman, and consists of a main portion (body) with an elongated lower part (neck), at the extremity of which is the opening (os). The upper rounded portion of the uterus, opposite the os, is the fundus, at each extremity of which is the horn marking the part where the uterine tube joins the uterus and through which the ovum reaches the uterine cavity after leaving the ovary. The organ is supported in the pelvic cavity by the broad ligaments, round ligaments, cardinal ligaments, and rectouterine (relating to rectum and uterus) and vesicouterine (relating to bladder and uterus) folds or ligaments.
The pear-shaped muscular organ in which the fertilised ovum implants and grows for the duration of pregnancy. Muscular contractions of the uterus push the infant out through the birth canal at the time of birth. If implantation does not occur, the uterine lining (endometrium) is shed at menstruation.
The womb, in which pregnancy is gestated from the time of implantation of the embryo until delivery or miscarriage; formed from the joining of the two Mullerian ducts (in the absence of anti-Mullerian hormone); composed of the main, upper part (the uterine fundus) and a lower neck, or cervix, which connects it to the upper part of the vagina; most of its wall is made of muscle tissue (the myometrium), but with an inner lining of glands (the endometrium) and, on the outer surface, a thin covering of uterine serosa. Best seen on transvaginal ultrasound, especially a three-dimensional ultrasound; its cavity is best displayed with a hysterosalpingogram (or, strictly, a hysterogram).
(YOU-ter-us) - this is the triangle shaped organ, also called the womb, and it's where a fertilized egg grows into a baby, or when the egg is not fertilized, it's what sheds it's lining to give you your period.
The uterus (or womb) is the organ in the female body within which the fertilized egg implants itself. The embryo develops within the uterus, receiving everything needed for its development from the mother's body.
part of the female reproductive system. The uterus is a hollow, muscular structure in which the fertilized egg implants and the fetus grows during pregnancy. The uterus contracts during labor to dilate and efface the cervix and push the baby through the birth canal. Also called the womb.
The muscular pelvic organ of the female reproductive system in which the fetus develops. Vagina The passage from the uterus to the outside of the body, part of the female reproductive system; the "birth canal."
Another name for the womb. The uterus is a body organ found in a woman's pelvis, above the vagina. It is where a woman's egg, fertilised by male sperm, grows into a baby. There are different types of cancer of the uterus. The most common type - endometrial - starts in the lining of the uterus. See cancer of the uterus section.
the uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum, that sheds its lining each month during menstruation and in which a fertilized egg (ovum) becomes implanted and the fetus develops.