uterine [yoo-ter-in, -tuh-rahyn] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- of or relating to the uterus or womb.
- related through having had the same mother.
Origin of uterine 1400–50; late Middle English Late Latin uterīnus of, pertaining to the uterus. See, Related formsnon·u·ter·ine, adjectivepost·u·ter·ine, adjectivetrans·u·ter·ine, adjective Examples from the Web for uterine Contemporary Examples of uterine
These drugs, in turn, can create more aggressive contractions, which increase the risk of uterine rupture.
March 24, 2010
Historical Examples of uterine
In each of these conditions there is uterine pain and hemorrhage.
Hippocrates describes a uterine syringe with a tube of silver.
John Stewart Milne
Semi-transparent lymph was found in some of the uterine veins.
Some of the uterine veins were found to contain a turbid fluid.
Viburnum has been called a uterine sedative, whatever that may be.
British Dictionary definitions for uterine uterine adjective
- of, relating to, or affecting the uterus
- (of offspring) born of the same mother but not the same fatheruterine brothers
Word Origin and History for uterine adj.
“pertaining to the womb,” early 15c., from Old French uterin, from Late Latin uterinus “pertaining to the womb,” also “born of the same mother,” from Latin uterus “womb” (see).
uterine in Medicine uterine [yōō′tər-ĭn, -tə-rīn′] adj.
- Of, relating to, or in the region of the uterus.