uterine glands


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u·ter·ine glands

[TA]
numerous simple tubular glands in the uterine mucosa that secrete a glycogen-rich mucous fluid during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
Synonym(s): glandulae uterinae [TA]

uterine glands

simple tubular glands found throughout the thickness and extent of the endometrium. They become enlarged during the premenstrual period.

u·ter·ine glands

(yū'tĕr-in glandz) [TA]
Numerous simple tubular glands in the uterine mucosa that secrete a glycogen-rich mucous fluid during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
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Secondary chorionic villi expand into vascular spaces and invade the mother's capillaries and uterine glands.
Uterine gland morphogenesis and growth is a postnatal event in pigs.
The finger-like villi of trophectoderm which penetrate into the mouths of the uterine glands between d 15 to 18 disappear by d 20 of pregnancy.
The uterine glands underwent significative growth, differentially depending if they were located in the mesometrial or antimesometrial uterine wall.
The evidence of the integrity of epithelial cells, in association with the development of uterine glands in groups I and II suggests that the uterus was receptive to embryonic implantation.
Either the absence of the uterine glands or the oviducts' abnormality would be sufficient to guarantee sterility.