noun. the empty muscular organ in female mammals wherein the embryo grows from the time it implants until its birth. It is linked to the ovaries via the fallopian tubes and to the surface via the vagina, into which the cervix of the uterus projects. The endometrium of the uterus faces alterations during the menstrual cycle.

UTERUS: "The uterus is often referenced as the womb."
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