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uterus (n.)

"female organ of gestation, womb," late 14c., from Latin uterus "womb, belly" (plural uteri), from PIE root *udero- "abdomen, womb, stomach" (source also of Sanskrit udaram "belly," Greek hystera "womb," Lithuanian vėderas "sausage, intestines, stomach, lower abdomen," Old Church Slavonic vedro "bucket, barrel," Russian vedro).

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Definitions of uterus from WordNet

uterus (n.)
a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus;
Synonyms: womb
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