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Bartholin’s gland

1. (Anatomy)
Either of two small glands located on either side of the vaginal orifice that secrete a lubricating mucous.

2. Two glands located slightly posterior and to the left and right of the opening of the vagina. They secrete mucus to lubricate the vagina and are homologous to bulbourethral glands in males. However, while Bartholin’s glands are located in the superficial perineal pouch in females, bulbourethral glands are located in the deep perineal pouch in males. (

Syn: greater vestibular glands

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