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Bartholin's gland

[bahr-toh-linz, bahr-tl-inz] /bɑrˈtoʊ lɪnz, ˈbɑr tl ɪnz/
noun, Anatomy
1.
either of two small, oval, mucus-secreting glands, one on each side of the base of the vagina.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; named after Caspar Bartholin (1655-1738), Danish anatomist, who described them in 1637
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British Dictionary definitions for bartholin's glands

Bartholin's glands

/ˈbɑːθəlɪnz/
plural noun
1.
(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
Word Origin
named by Caspar Bartholin (1655–1738), Danish anatomist, in honour of his father, Thomas
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bartholin's glands in Medicine

Bartholin's gland n.
See greater vestibular gland.

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