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nabothian cyst

noun na·bo·thi·an cyst \ nə-ˈbō-thē-ən- \

medical Definition of nabothian cyst

:a mucous gland of the uterine cervix especially when occluded and dilated called also nabothian follicle

Biographical Note for nabothian cyst

  • Naboth play \ˈnä-ˌbȯt\, Martin (1675–1721), German anatomist and physician. Naboth described the mucous glands of the uterine cervix in 1707. At the same time he noted small cysts in these glands caused by blockage of the outflow of the secretion but he thought that they were ova.

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