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greater vestibular gland


Definition: one of two mucoid-secreting tubuloalveolar glands on either side of the lower part of the vagina, the equivalent of the bulbourethral glands in the male; ensheathed with vestibular bulbs by ischiocavernosus muscles. Thus, erection and concurrent muscle contraction cause secretion into the vestibule of the vagina.

Synonym(s): glandula vestibularis majorTA, Bartholin gland, Duverney gland, Tiedemann gland, vulvovaginal gland

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