The organ of a female mammal in which the young are developed previous to birth; the womb.
A receptacle, or pouch, connected with the oviducts of many invertebrates in which the eggs are retained until they hatch or until the embryos develop more or less. See Illust. of Hermaphrodite in Append.
The organ in the female in which the fetuses develop. The womb.
L. = womb (especially in pregnancy), from L. uter = a large goatskin bag used as a wine-skin.