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bicornate uterus
medical dictionary

A uterus that is more or less completely divided into two lateral horns as a result of imperfect fusion of the paramesonephric ducts; it differs from septate uterus, in which there is no external mark of separation; in uterus bicornis, the cervix may be single (uterus bicornate unicollis) or double (uterus bicornate bicollis).

Synonyms: bifid uterus, uterus bicornis, uterus bifidus.

(05 Mar 2000)

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