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Definition of Uterine lining

Uterine lining: The inner layer of the uterus (womb); the cells that line the womb; anatomically termed the endometrium.

This tissue is normally shed monthly in response to the hormonal changes of the menstrual period.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9921
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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