endometrium

Pronunciation: (en-doh-MEE-tree-um)

The layer of tissue that lines the uterus.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Anatomy of the female reproductive system. The organs in the female reproductive system include the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina. The uterus has a muscular outer layer called the myometrium and an inner lining called the endometrium.

Date last modified: 2009-08-28