uterus didelphys

a congenital condition resulting from the incomplete midline fusion of the two paramesonephric duct during early embryonic development. The usual result is a double uterus with one or two cervices and a single vagina. Complete failure of fusion results in a double uterus with double cervices and two separate vaginae.

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the existence of two distinct uteri in the same individual; called also didelphia and u. duplex.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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