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'S GLAND
Bar·tho·lin bär-'tu̇l-in Caspar Thomèson (1655-1738)
Danish anatomist. Belonging to a family that produced three generations of eminent anatomists, Bartholin made a number of significant contributions to anatomy. In 1675 he first described the glands in the female reproductive tract that are homologous to Cowper's glands in the male and that now honor his name.

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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 — 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 …   New Collegiate 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

  • gland of Bartholin — n BARTHOLIN S GLAND …   Medical dictionary

  • 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


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