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Definition of "uterus" []

  • A hollow muscular organ located in the pelvic cavity of female mammals in which the fertilized egg implants and develops. Also called womb. (noun)
  • A corresponding part in other animals. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uterus" in a sentence
  • "And because my uterus is a hot topic around these parts, HBM asked me what I most loved and most hated about this second pregnancy."
  • "The blogger who wrote that the uterus is an endocrine organ is correct."
  • "And it is no small matter, starting from temperature as a principle, to collect the cause of the origin of these parts, as if it were a necessary consequence for this part which they call the uterus to be formed in the embryo under the influence of cold but not under that of heat."