Bartholin



bartholin

Bartholin Bar·tho·lin (bär’tl-ĭn, -thə-lĭn), Caspar. 1585-1629.

Danish anatomist and physician who was the first to describe Bartholin’s glands of the vagina.
Historical Examples

They are called bartholin’s glands; occasionally they become inflamed and give a good deal of trouble.
Woman William J. Robinson

bartholin’s management of squint-eyed people is founded on the same principles.
Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn

The glands of bartholin also begin to secrete in sexually immature girls, and even in children.
The Sexual Life of the Child Albert Moll

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    either of two small, oval, mucus-secreting glands, one on each side of the base of the vagina. plural noun (anatomy) two small reddish-yellow glands, one on each side of the vaginal orifice, that secrete a mucous lubricating substance during sexual stimulation in females Compare Cowper’s glands Bartholin’s gland n. See greater vestibular gland.



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