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ˈyu tər ɪn, -təˌraɪnuter·ine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uterineadjective

    of or involving the uterus

    "uterine cancer"


  1. uterineadjective

    of or pertaining to the uterus

  2. uterineadjective

    born of the same mother

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Uterineadjective

    Belonging to the womb.

    Etymology: uterin, Fr. uterinus, Lat.

    In hot climates, and where the uterine parts exceed in heat, by the coldness of some simple, they may be reduced unto a conceptive constitution. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    The vessels of the interior glandulous substance of the womb, are contorted with turnings and meanders, that they might accommodate themselves without danger of rupture to the necessary extension of the uterine substance. John Ray.


  1. uterine

    The uterus (from Latin uterus, plural uteri) or womb () is the organ in the reproductive system of most female mammals, including humans, that accommodates the embryonic and fetal development of one or more embryos until birth. The uterus is a hormone-responsive sex organ that contains glands in its lining that secrete uterine milk for embryonic nourishment. In the human, the lower end of the uterus, is a narrow part known as the isthmus that connects to the cervix, leading to the vagina. The upper end, the body of the uterus, is connected to the fallopian tubes, at the uterine horns, and the rounded part above the openings to the fallopian tubes is the fundus. The connection of the uterine cavity with a fallopian tube is called the uterotubal junction. The fertilized egg is carried to the uterus along the fallopian tube. It will have divided on its journey to form a blastocyst that will implant itself into the lining of the uterus – the endometrium, where it will receive nutrients and develop into the embryo proper and later fetus for the duration of the pregnancy. In the human embryo, the uterus develops from the paramesonephric ducts which fuse into the single organ known as a simplex uterus. The uterus has different forms in many other animals and in some it exists as two separate uteri known as a duplex uterus. In medicine, and related professions the term uterus is consistently used, while the Germanic-derived term womb is commonly used in everyday contexts. Events occurring within the uterus are described with the term in utero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uterineadjective

    of or instrument to the uterus, or womb

  2. Uterineadjective

    born of the same mother, but by a different father

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uterine

    ū′te-rin, adj. pertaining to the womb: born of the same mother by a different father.—ns. Uterī′tis, inflammation of the womb; U′terogestā′tion, the progressive development of the embryo within the womb; Uteromā′nia, nymphomania; U′terus, the womb. [Fr. uterin—L. uterinisuterus, the womb.]

Anagrams for uterine »

  1. neurite

  2. retinue

  3. reunite

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uterine in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uterine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of uterine in a Sentence

  1. Joel Batzofin:

    There are women that produce mucus of a thick viscus quality, and it sticks and lodges in there. The fallopian tube at the uterine end is very narrow and it gets blocked in there, so it’s quite easy to imagine that a course of physical therapy is going to soften this up, dislodge it and clear Clear Passage.

  2. Kim Kardashian:

    Right after delivery, the placenta usually then comes out. Kim Kardashian did not, my placenta stayed attached inside my uterus, which is a condition called placenta accreta. This is a high-risk condition that happens when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall.

  3. Nina Desai:

    Embryos are extremely dynamic for a moment to moment, hour to hour, they will change, and those changes can reflect a lot about the competence of an embryo to implant on the uterine wall.

  4. Andreas Tzakis:

    The exciting work from the investigators in Sweden demonstrated that uterine transplantation can result in the successful delivery of healthy infants.

  5. Joao Martins Pisco:

    With this study we were able to verify that women who could not conceive due to uterine fibroids, once subjected to embolization, could have a normal pregnancy with a live newborn.

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