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Same reason the mandible is called the jaw. Different words from earlier languages ended up being part of modern English and meaning the same thing. "Womb" comes from Old English and earlier Germanic; "uterus" comes from Latin.

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Q: Why is the uterus called the womb?
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Another name for the womb is?


Where a fertilized egg can grow into a baby?

Uterus. The fertilized egg continues to grow developing into a fetus.

where does the development of baby take place?

In the womb. That is also called as uterus. Uterus is designed by the nature to carry the pregnancy.

Another name for uterus?


What is the real name for the womb?

the uterus...

Where the baby is developed?

in the uterus.

What is the loss of a womb called?

The surgical removal of the uterus is called a hysterectomy.

Where are the eggs made in a female?

They are made in the uterus- also called a womb.😉

Which part of the female's body does the baby develop?

The uterus- also called the womb.

Removal of uterus or womb?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the womb (uterus). Hope It Helps

What is the difference between the uterus and the womb?

Uterus and womb are synonyms and mean he same thing. Uterus is the word used more by medical professionals. Womb is more common in everyday usage.

The baby growing in the womb?

In the Uterus.