1 Tunica serosa.Peritonealcoveringoftheuterine tube. B

2 Telasubserosa.Connectivetissuelayerbeneath the peritoneal covering ofthe uterine tube. B

3 Tunicamuscularis.Layerofmuscleinthewallof the uterine tube. B

4 Tunica mucosa. Mucous membrane lined by ciliated columnar epithelium with glandular cells forming abundantly branched folds. B

5 Tubal folds. Plicae tubariae (tubales). Extensively branched mucosal folds which in some areasfilluptheentirelumenoftheuterinetube.B

6 Uterus [[Metra]]. It measures about 7.5 cm in length.AC

17 Body of uterus. Corpus uteri. Portion of the uterus situated between the cervix and fundus. Itslumenisflattenedfromanteriortoposterior.C

8 Fundus of uterus. Fundus uteri. Dome of the uterus lying above the entrance of the uterine tube. C

9 Right/left horn of uterus. Cornu uteri dextrum/ sinistrum. Pointed extension of the uterus at the entrance of the uterine tube owing to the incomplete union of both paramesonephric ducts. See p. 167 D

10 Right/left margin of uterus. Margo uteri dexter/sinister. Blunt lateral margins of the uterus to which the broad ligament of the uterus is attached. A

11 Intestinal surface. Facies intestinalis. Surface of uterus facing posterosuperiorly and bordering on the intestine. C

12 Cavity of uterus. Cavitas uteri. It is lined by mucosa. AC

13 Vesical surface. Facies vesicalis. Uterine surface directed anteroinferiorly and facing the urinary bladder. C

14 Isthmus uteri. Portion of the uterus between the body and cervix. It is about 1 cm long. C

15 Cervix uteri. More tubular lower third of the uterusadjacenttotheisthmusandabout2.5 cm long. C

16 Supravaginal part of cervix. Portio supravagi-nalis cervicis. Portion of the cervix surrounded on all sides byconnective tissue. C

17 Vaginal part of cervix. Portio vaginalis cervi-cis. Cone-shaped portion of the cervix that projects into the vagina and is covered on all sides by vaginal epithelium. C

18 External os of uterus. Ostium uteri. Opening of the uterine lumen into the vagina. It is pit-like in nullipara and becomes slit-like after childbirth. C

19 Anterior lip. Labium anterius. Anterior border ofthe uterine ostium. C

20 Posterior lip. Labium posterius. Posterior border ofuterine ostium. C

21 Cervical canal. Canalis cervicis uteri. Tube-shaped canal of the cervix. C

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