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[en-doh-mee-tree-uh m] /ˌɛn doʊˈmi tri əm/

noun, plural endometria
[en-doh-mee-tree-uh] /ˌɛn doʊˈmi tri ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the mucous membrane lining the uterus.
noun (pl) -tria (-trɪə)
the mucous membrane that lines the uterus

1882, medical Latin, from endo- + Greek metra “uterus,” related to meter (see mother (n.1)).

endometrium en·do·me·tri·um (ěn’dō-mē’trē-əm)
n. pl. en·do·me·tri·a (-trē-ə)
The glandular mucous membrane comprising the inner layer of the uterine wall.
en’do·me’tri·al adj.
Plural endometria
The mucous membrane that lines the uterus. A fertilized egg must embed itself in the endometrium in order to develop into an embryo. See more at menstrual cycle.


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