Bartholin's gland

noun
Bar·​tho·​lin's gland | \ ˈbär-thə-lənz- How to pronounce Bartholin's gland (audio) , ˈbär-tᵊl-ənz- How to pronounce Bartholin's gland (audio) \

Definition of Bartholin's gland

: either of two oval racemose glands lying one to each side of the lower part of the vagina and secreting a lubricating mucus — compare cowper's gland

First Known Use of Bartholin's gland

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bartholin's gland

Kaspar Bartholin †1738 Danish physician

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“Bartholin's gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bartholin%27s%20gland. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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Bartholin's gland

noun
Bar·​tho·​lin's gland | \ ˌbärt-ᵊl-ənz- How to pronounce Bartholin's gland (audio) , ˌbär-thə-lənz- How to pronounce Bartholin's gland (audio) \

Medical Definition of Bartholin's gland

: either of two oval racemose glands lying one to each side of the lower part of the vagina and secreting a lubricating mucus

called also gland of Bartholin, greater vestibular gland

— compare cowper's gland

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