\ 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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The word rahum comes from the word rehem which means womb, conveying the idea of a mother’s infinite and endless love for her young. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, "To what can the love between God and His people be compared?," 9 Sep. 2019 All that fresh water breaks as if from a celestial womb, gushing as much as 40 inches in a few weeks. New York Times, "Waiting for the Monsoon, Discovering a Brain Tumor Instead," 31 Aug. 2019 At Stanford, Nakauchi has placed human iPS cells within fertilized sheep eggs and transplanted the embryos into the wombs of sheep. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "I Guess You Can Grow a Human Pancreas In a Rat Now," 26 July 2019 Patrick became a certified womb wellness facilitator and Yoni steam practitioner, and has provided steams for more than 400 women since April of last year. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "We asked four black businesswomen how they got their start. Here's what they said.," 9 Aug. 2019 Everywhere, clinics are bolting on pricey new services, from testing embryos for genetic problems to surgically wounding the womb to encourage the embryo to implant itself. The Economist, "The fertility business is booming," 8 Aug. 2019 The idea of a sterile womb has been around for more than a century. Juanita Bawagan, Science | AAAS, "Babies get critical gut bacteria from their mother at birth, placenta study suggests," 31 July 2019 When Griffin was in his mother's womb with his twin brother, Seahawks cornerback Shaquil, the amniotic sac wrapped around Shaquem's wrist. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "How Did Shaquem Griffin Lose His Hand?," 8 Mar. 2018 Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand. Washington Post, "Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis," 16 July 2019

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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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\ ˈwüm How to pronounce womb (audio) \

Kids Definition of womb

: uterus


\ ˈwüm How to pronounce womb (audio) \

Medical Definition of womb

: uterus

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