- a muscular duct or tube conveying the urine from a kidney to the bladder or cloaca.
Origin of ureter
1570–80; < New Latin < Greek ourētḗr, equivalent to ourē- (verbid stem of oureîn to urinate) + -tēr noun suffix
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Examples from the Web for ureter
Small foreign bodies may also pass into the bladder by the ureter.
The substance of the right kidney had been perforated, but the ureter had escaped.
There is another form of injury to the ureter which should be mentioned.
I have been present on five occasions when a ureter was injured.
Noble, in 1902, published an interesting series of injuries to the ureter.
- the tube that conveys urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder or cloaca
C16: via New Latin from Greek ourētēr, from ourein to urinate
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Word Origin and History for ureter
1570s, from medical Latin ureter, from Greek oureter, from ourein "to urinate," from ouron (see urine).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The long narrow duct that conveys urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder.
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- Either of two long, narrow ducts that in vertebrates carry urine from each kidney to the urinary bladder.
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