The part of the female reproductive tract that is specialised to allow the embryo to become implanted in its inner wall and to nourish the growing foetus from the maternal blood. The non-pregnant uterus is a pear- shaped organ, about 7.5cm long, and is suspended in the pelvic cavity. Its upper part is connected to the two Fallopian tubes and the lower part joins the vagina at the cervix.
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