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uterus

(Science: anatomy) The hollow muscular organ in female mammals in which the fertilized ovum normally becomes embedded and in which the developing embryo and foetus is nourished. In the nongravid human, it is a pear shaped structure, about 3 inches in length, consisting of a body, fundus, isthmus and cervix. Its cavity opens into the vagina below and into the uterine tube on either side at the cornu. It is supported by direct attachment to the vagina and by indirect attachment to various other nearby pelvic structures.

Synonym: metra.

Origin: L., Gr. Hystera A hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus.An enlarged section of the oviduct where the embryo has enough space to develop. The uterus is also known as the womb in humans.


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Delayed Implantation

I believe the blastocyst remains floating in the uterus until the necessary physiological changes occur that promote the attachment of the blastocyst to the uterine wall

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by BasicBiology
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:55 am
 
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Topic: Delayed Implantation
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Delayed Implantation

... but isn't implanted into the uterine wall until the time is right... but where is it located in between? Is it in the fallopian tube? Is it in the uterus but not "implanted" yet? Does anybody actually know?

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by nwoodworth
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:39 pm
 
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Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:03 am
 
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I read a line in my text stating "after 14 days of ovulation , if ovum is not fertilized , the lining of uterus degenerates and menstruation begins." Why does the endometrium degenerates ? Please Help!! :?

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by madromanoff
Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:26 pm
 
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A complete list of the 78 organs in the human body ?

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by einfopedia
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