Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or in the region of the uterus: the uterine canal; uterine contractions.
  • adj. Having the same mother but different fathers.
  • adj. Being enclosed and dark; womblike.

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  • adj. of or pertaining to the uterus
  • adj. born of the same mother

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or instrument to the uterus, or womb.
  • adj. Born of the same mother, but by a different father.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the uterus or womb; as, uterine complaints.
  • Born of the same mother, but by a different father.

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  • adj. of or involving the uterus

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Late Latin uterīnus, from Latin uterus, uterus.

Examples

  • In some countries it is customary for birth attendants routinely to explore the uterine cavity after every delivery, “uterine revision”.

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  • These results demonstrated: (1) the vagus nerves serve as connections between the uterus and CNS, (2) the nodose ganglia contain uterine-related vagal afferent neuron cell bodies, and (3) neurons in vagal locales contain estrogen receptors.

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  • These growths are often called uterine fibroids, but they are also called fibromyomas, leimyomas or myomas.

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  • Results; Myometrial smooth myocytes from term uterine biopsies expressed connexin 43 in a punctate pattern typical of gap junctions.

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  • By far the most common cause of postpartum hemorrhage is that the muscles of the uterus do not contract well enough, a condition known as uterine atony.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

  • However, a large proportion of what have been termed uterine ruptures are asymptomatic—that is, they have no medical consequences.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

  • Condoleezza Rice is actually going to have something known as uterine artery embolization.

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  • Eventually, this results in a medical condition known as uterine hyperplasia, or cell overgrowth, which is a common precursor to uterine cancer.

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  • From a third to a half of the deaths during the first year of life, and particularly during the first month, are due to what may be termed uterine causes, such as debility, atrophy, inanition, or premature birth.

    Applied Eugenics

  • Now we wish to treat of another vessel similar in size, similar in all its actions, which receives nourishment for a being, which nourishment is contained in the blood, and conveyed from the channels commonly known as uterine arteries.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy

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  • Uterine brothers: brothers having the same mother but different fathers.

    Uterine sisters: hysterical women.

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    September 2, 2008