bartholins glands

Bartholin's gland

[bahr-toh-linz, bahr-tl-inz]
noun Anatomy.
either of two small, oval, mucus-secreting glands, one on each side of the base of the vagina.

Origin:
1920–25; named after Caspar Bartholin (1655–1738), Danish anatomist, who described them in 1637

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Bartholin's glands (ˈbɑːθəlɪnz)
 
pl n
anatomy Compare Cowper's glands two small reddish-yellow glands, one on each side of the vaginal orifice, that secrete a mucous lubricating substance during sexual stimulation in females
 
[named by Caspar Bartholin (1655--1738), Danish anatomist, in honour of his father, Thomas]

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Bartholin's gland n.
See greater vestibular gland.

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