Definition of Endometrium

1. Noun. (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition.

Generic synonyms: Mucosa, Mucous Membrane
Group relationships: Uterus, Womb
Terms within: Decidua
Category relationships: Gestation, Maternity, Pregnancy
Derivative terms: Endometrial

Definition of Endometrium

1. n. The membrane lining the inner surface of the uterus, or womb.

Definition of Endometrium

1. Noun. the mucous membrane that lines the uterus in mammals and in which fertilized eggs are implanted ¹

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Definition of Endometrium

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Medical Definition of Endometrium

1. The tissue lining the uterus, it is sloughed off during the woman's menstrual period, and afterward grows back and slowly gets thicker and thicker until the next period. (07 Apr 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endometrium

endometrial neoplasms
endometrial smear
endometrial stromal sarcoma
endometrioid carcinoma
endometrioid tumour

Literary usage of Endometrium

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1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"Whatever the condition of the endometrium, whether normal or diseased, the constant and regularly recurring menstrual stimulus provokes characteristic ..."

2. A Textbook of Gynecology by Charles Alfred Lee Reed (1901)
"The endometrium consists of a stroma of fibro-connective and muscular tissues in which are ... The endometrium is not supplied with separate blood vessels, ..."

3. The Diseases of Women: A Handbook for Students and Practitioners by John Bland-Sutton, Arthur Edward Giles (1906)
"THE mucous membrane lining the cavity and the cervical canal of the uterus is termed the endometrium. It difiera from mucous membranes in general in having ..."

4. A Text-book of diseases of women by Barton Cooke Hirst (1905)
"The anatomy of the corporeal endometrium and its differentiation from the cervical endometrium have been considered. A characteristic important to remember ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"The Structure of the Stroma of the endometrium and its Bearing on the Menstrual Changes.—As the result of his studies, YOVNG (Brit. Med. ..."

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