womb

[woom]
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:
before 900; Middle English, Old English: belly, womb; cognate with Dutch wam, German Wamme, Gothic wamba belly; cf. wamus

wombed, adjective
unwomb, verb (used with object)
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womb (wuːm)
 
n
1.  the nontechnical name for uterus Related: 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
 
Related: uterine
 
[Old English wamb; related to Old Norse vomb, Gothic wamba, Middle Low German wamme, Swedish våmm]
 
wombed
 
adj
 
'womblike
 
adj

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womb
O.E. wamb, womb "belly, uterus," from P.Gmc. *wambo (cf. O.N. vomb, O.Fris. wambe, M.Du. wamme, Du. wam, O.H.G. wamba, Ger. Wamme "belly, paunch," Goth. wamba "belly, womb," O.E. umbor "child"), of unknown origin.
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Medical Dictionary

womb (wōōm)
n.
See uterus.

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Science Dictionary
womb   (wm)  Pronunciation Key 
See uterus.
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Example sentences
And then there is the story of the other fruit of her womb.
The findings suggest that the tendency stems from head-tilting preferences
  established during the last weeks in the womb.
And in the end, all five of the zygotes implanted into her womb died.
Experiments on rats suggest that a taste for junk food can be acquired in the
  womb.
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