Get Affordable VMs - excellent virtual server hosting

browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

uterusmore about uterus


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Uterus  \U"te*rus\,  n.  [L.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  organ  of  a  female  mammal  in  which  the  young 
  are  developed  previous  to  birth;  the  womb. 
  Note:  The  uterus  is  simply  an  enlargement  of  the  oviduct,  and 
  in  the  lower  mammals  there  is  one  on  each  side  but  in 
  the  higher  forms  the  two  become  more  or  less  completely 
  united  into  one  In  many  male  mammals  there  is  a  small 
  vesicle,  opening  into  the  urinogenital  canal,  which 
  corresponds  to  the  uterus  of  the  female  and  is  called 
  the  male  uterus,  or  [NL.]  uterus  masculinus 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  hollow  muscular  organ  in  the  pelvic  cavity  of  females; 
  contains  the  developing  fetus  [syn:  {womb}] 

more about uterus