Definition of womb noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//wuːm//
; NAmE NAmE//wuːm//
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the organ in women and female animals in which babies develop before they are born synonym uterus Wordfinderantenatal, child, conception, fetus, maternity leave, miscarriage, morning sickness, pregnant, scan, womb See related entries: Pregnancy Word OriginOld English wamb, womb, of Germanic origin.Extra examples A scan determines the position of the baby in the womb. The baby’s head was starting to emerge from the womb. the baby growing in her womb the nine months for which we are carried in our mothers’ wombs
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