Bartholin gland


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great·er ves·tib·u·lar gland

[TA]
one of two mucoid-secreting tubuloalveolar glands on either side of the lower part of the vagina, the equivalent of the bulbourethral glands in the male; ensheathed with vestibular bulbs by ischiocavernosus muscles. Thus, erection and concurrent muscle contraction cause secretion into the vestibule of the vagina.

Bartholin gland

Either of the paired pea-sized glands on each side of the vaginal orifice, which are homologues of the male bulbourethral glands.

great·er ves·tib·u·lar gland

(grā'tĕr ves-tib'yū-lăr gland) [TA]
One of two mucoid-secreting tubuloalveolar glands on either side of the lower part of the vagina, the equivalent of the bulbourethral glands in the male; ensheathed with vestibular bulbs by ischiocavernosus muscles; contraction of which causes secretion into vestibule of vagina.
Synonym(s): Bartholin gland.

Bartholin,

Casper, Danish anatomist, 1655-1738.
Bartholin abscess - an abscess of the vulvovaginal gland.
Bartholin cyst - a cyst arising from the major vestibular gland or its ducts.
Bartholin cystectomy - removal of a cyst of a major vestibular gland. Synonym(s): vulvovaginal cystectomy
Bartholin duct - the duct that drains the anterior portion of the sublingual gland. Synonym(s): major sublingual duct
Bartholin gland - one of two mucoid-secreting tubuloalveolar glands on either side of the lower part of the vagina. Synonym(s): greater vestibular gland
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