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womb

[woom] /wum/
noun
1.
the uterus of the human female and certain higher mammals.
2.
the place in which anything is formed or produced:
the womb of time.
3.
the interior of anything.
4.
Obsolete. the belly.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English: belly, womb; cognate with Dutch wam, German Wamme, Gothic wamba belly; cf. wamus
Related forms
wombed, adjective
unwomb, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for unwomb

womb

/wuːm/
noun
1.
the nontechnical name for uterus related adjective uterine
2.
a hollow space enclosing something, esp when dark, warm, or sheltering
3.
a place where something is conceived: the Near East is the womb of western civilization
4.
(obsolete) the belly
Derived Forms
wombed, adjective
womblike, adjective
Word Origin
Old English wamb; related to Old Norse vomb, Gothic wamba, Middle Low German wamme, Swedish våmm
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Word Origin and History for unwomb

womb

n.

Old English wamb, womb "belly, uterus," from Proto-Germanic *wambo (cf. Old Norse vomb, Old Frisian wambe, Middle Dutch wamme, Dutch wam, Old High German wamba, German Wamme "belly, paunch," Gothic wamba "belly, womb," Old English umbor "child"), of unknown origin.

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unwomb in Medicine

womb (wōōm)
n.
See uterus.

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unwomb in Science
womb
  (wm)   
See uterus.
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