Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or pertaining to the uterus
  • adjective born of the same mother

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Uterine sisters: hysterical women.

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    September 2, 2008