from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anatomy Either of two small compound racemose glands located on either side of the vaginal orifice that secrete a lubricating mucus and are homologous to the bulbourethral glands in the male.
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- n. either of two small glands located on either side of the vaginal orifice that secrete a lubricating mucous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. either of the two posterior vestibular glands that secrete a lubricating mucus; homologous to Cowper's gland in the male
After Caspar Bartholin (1585-1629), Danish physician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)