Bartholin's gland
noun Etymology: Kaspar Bartholin died 1738 Danish physician Date: 1901 either of two oval racemose glands lying one to each side of the lower part of the vagina and secreting a lubricating mucus — compare Cowper's gland

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  • Bartholin's gland — [bärt′ l inz, bär tō′linz] n. either of two small glands near the vaginal opening: during sexual excitement they secrete a mucous lubricating substance: see COWPER S GLAND …   English World dictionary

  • Bartholin's gland — Infobox Anatomy Name = Bartholin s gland Latin = glandula vestibularis major GraySubject = 270 GrayPage = 1266 Caption = Genital organs of female. Width = 190 Caption2 = Precursor = Urogenital sinus System = Artery = external pudendal artery… …   Wikipedia

  • Bartholin's gland — Bar·tho·lin s gland .bärt əl ənz , .bär thə lənz n either of two oval racemose glands lying one to each side of the lower part of the vagina and secreting a lubricating mucus called also gland of Bartholin, greater vestibular gland compare COWPER …   Medical dictionary

  • Bartholin's gland — Bar•tho′lin s gland [[t]bɑrˈtoʊ lɪnz, ˈbɑr tl ɪnz[/t]] n. anat. either of a pair of small lubricating glands at the base of the vagina • Etymology: 1920–25; after Caspar Bartholin (1655–1738), Danish anatomist …   From formal English to slang

  • Bartholin's gland — noun either of the two posterior vestibular glands that secrete a lubricating mucus; homologous to Cowper s gland in the male • Hypernyms: ↑vestibular gland • Part Holonyms: ↑female reproductive system …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bartholin's gland — /bahr toh linz, bahr tl inz/, Anat. either of two small, oval, mucus secreting glands, one on each side of the base of the vagina. [1920 25; named after Caspar Bartholin (1655 1738), Danish anatomist, who described them in 1637] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bartholin's gland — [ bα:təlɪnz] noun Anatomy either of a pair of glands near the entrance of the vagina, which secrete a fluid that lubricates the vulva. Origin C18: named by the Danish anatomist Caspar Bartholin …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bartholin's gland — noun either of two small glands located on either side of the vaginal orifice that secrete a lubricating mucous …   Wiktionary

  • Bartholin's cyst — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Bartholin s cyst ICD10 = N75.0 ICD9 = ICD9|616.2 A Bartholin s cyst is formed when a Bartholin s gland is blocked, causing a fluid filled cyst to develop. A Bartholin s cyst is not an infection, although it can be… …   Wikipedia

  • Skene's gland — opening is pictured. Latin glandulae vestibulares minores Gray s …   Wikipedia

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