\ ˈwüm How to pronounce womb (audio) \

Definition of womb

1 : uterus
2a : a cavity or space that resembles a womb in containing and enveloping
b : a place where something is generated

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Other Words from womb

wombed \ ˈwümd How to pronounce wombed (audio) \ adjective

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Many of her stories live at the intersection of being poor but also being perceived as a walking womb, and are told in a matter-of-fact way that is void of judgment or sentimentality. Constance Grady, Vox, "We read all 25 National Book Award finalists for 2018. Here’s what we thought.," 15 Nov. 2018 Yup, Kris Jenner lifted Stormi up out of Kylie Jenner's womb and brought her into this world. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Kris Jenner Reveals She Delivered Kylie Jenner's Baby Stormi: "I Pulled Her Out"," 21 Sep. 2018 Translation: Cheap blood tests that can show the stage of baby's development in the womb, including the risk the baby might arrive before full term. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Could there be a cheap blood test to predict a baby's birth date? New study suggests maybe," 7 June 2018 His study suggests that a child's risk for the cancer starts with a genetic mutation in the womb, which about 1 percent of people develop. Josh Magness, miamiherald, "Your child may have a higher risk of cancer if you keep your house too clean, study says | Miami Herald," 22 May 2018 After months together in their mother’s womb, twins Weston and Caleb Lyman were not ready to leave each other’s side. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Newborn Florida Twins Separated at Birth Won't Stop Crying Unless They're Together Again," 16 May 2018 Beaux’s sunken cranium and too-close eyes are the result of sharing his mother’s womb with six other puppies, and have no effect on his health or mental capabilities. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Abandoned Labrador Finds a Loving Texan Mom," 26 Apr. 2018 The most promising are then transferred to the woman's womb, where only some adhere to the wall of the uterus, the first step in a successful pregnancy. Ariana Eunjung Cha, chicagotribune.com, "The struggle to conceive with frozen eggs," 29 Jan. 2018 The most promising are then transferred to the woman's womb, where only some adhere to the wall of the uterus, the first step in a successful pregnancy. Author: Ariana Eunjung Cha, Anchorage Daily News, "The struggle to conceive with frozen eggs," 28 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of womb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for womb

Middle English wamb, womb, from Old English; akin to Old High German wamba belly

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Kids Definition of womb

: uterus


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Medical Definition of womb

: uterus

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