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endometrium

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noun en·do·me·tri·um \-ˈmē-trē-əm\

Definition of endometrium

plural en·do·me·triaplay \-trē-ə\

  1. :  the mucous membrane lining the uterus

en·do·me·tri·al play \-trē-əl\ adjective


Origin of endometrium

New Latin, from end- + Greek mētra uterus, from mētr-, mētēr mother — more at mother


First Known Use: circa 1882


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endometrium

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noun en·do·me·tri·um \-ˈmē-trē-əm\

Medical Definition of endometrium

plural en·do·me·tria \-trē-ə\play

  1. :  the mucous membrane lining the uterus that is composed of three layers—see stratum basale, stratum compactum, stratum spongiosum




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