Bartholin’s glands
A pair of glands between the vulva and the vagina that produce lubrication in response to stimulation. With a second pair of nearby glands called the lesser vestibular glands, they act to aid in sexual intercourse. Also called the greater vestibular glands.

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  • Bartholin's glands — /bärˈtə linz glandz/ (physiology) plural noun A pair of mucus secreting glands in the vagina ORIGIN: Discovered by Caspar Bartholin (1655–1738), Danish anatomist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bartholin's glands — (greater vestibular glands) a pair of glands that open at the junction of the vagina and the external genitalia (vulva). Their secretions lubricate the vulva and so assist penetration by the penis during coitus. The lesser vestibular glands,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Bartholin's glands — greater vestibular glands a pair of glands that open at the junction of the vagina and the external genitalia (vulva). Their secretions lubricate the vulva and so assist penetration by the penis during coitus. The lesser vestibular glands, around …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Bartholin's glands — /baˈtoʊlɪnz glændz/ (say bah tohlinz glandz), /ˈbatəlɪnz/ (say bahtuhlinz) plural noun two small mucus producing glands, one on each side of the vaginal opening. {named by Caspar Bartholin, 1655–1738, Danish anatomist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Железы Бартолиниевые (Bartholin'S Glands), Железы Преддверия Большие (Greater Vestibular Glands) — парные железы, расположенные в основании малых половых губ, позади луковицы преддверия. Их протоки открываются у основания малых половых губ. Выделяемый ими секрет увлажняет вульву, облегчая таким образом проникновение полового члена во влагалище …   Медицинские термины

  • Bartholin's duct — Bartholin s ducts are a pair of ducts leading from the Bartholin s glands to the surface of the vulva.It is claimed that the two external openings of the Bartholin s ducts are often invisible to the naked human eye.The major sublingual duct is… …   Wikipedia

  • Bartholin's gland — Infobox Anatomy Name = Bartholin s gland Latin = glandula vestibularis major GraySubject = 270 GrayPage = 1266 Caption = Genital organs of female. Width = 190 Caption2 = Precursor = Urogenital sinus System = Artery = external pudendal artery… …   Wikipedia

  • Bartholin's gland — [bärt′ l inz, bär tō′linz] n. either of two small glands near the vaginal opening: during sexual excitement they secrete a mucous lubricating substance: see COWPER S GLAND …   English World dictionary

  • Bartholin's cyst — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Bartholin s cyst ICD10 = N75.0 ICD9 = ICD9|616.2 A Bartholin s cyst is formed when a Bartholin s gland is blocked, causing a fluid filled cyst to develop. A Bartholin s cyst is not an infection, although it can be… …   Wikipedia

  • Bartholin's gland — Bar·tho·lin s gland .bärt əl ənz , .bär thə lənz n either of two oval racemose glands lying one to each side of the lower part of the vagina and secreting a lubricating mucus called also gland of Bartholin, greater vestibular gland compare COWPER …   Medical dictionary

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