Glossary Term:

Title

uterus

Phonetic

<b>yew</b>-tuh-rus

Description

also called the womb. The pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis that holds and nourishes the growing embryo and fetus. The uterus is divided into 3 areas; the body is the upper part, the isthmus is the narrowed central area, and the cervix is at the base.