Uterus  

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The uterus or womb is the major female reproductive organ of most mammals, including humans. One end, the cervix, opens into the vagina; the other is connected on both sides to the fallopian tubes. The term uterus is commonly used within the medical and related professions, whilst womb is in more common usage. The plural of uterus is uteri.

Etymology

Uterus belongs to the same family as Latin venter, Ancient Greek ὅδερος ‎(hóderos, “belly, uterus”), Sanskrit उदर ‎(udara, “belly, uterus”) and Lithuanian vė̃daras ‎(“intestine, entrails”), but the details are not clear.[1]

Sexual response

Uterine orgasm

Stimulation of the uterus can result in an intense orgasm.


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