- of or relating to the uterus or womb.
- related through having had the same mother.
Origin of uterine
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Examples from the Web for uterine
These drugs, in turn, can create more aggressive contractions, which increase the risk of uterine rupture.Why Are So Many Moms Dying?
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In each of these conditions there is uterine pain and hemorrhage.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation</p>
Hippocrates describes a uterine syringe with a tube of silver.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
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Some of the uterine veins were found to contain a turbid fluid.
Semi-transparent lymph was found in some of the uterine veins.
Viburnum has been called a uterine sedative, whatever that may be.
- of, relating to, or affecting the uterus
- (of offspring) born of the same mother but not the same fatheruterine brothers
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Word Origin and History for uterine
"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 uterus).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or in the region of the uterus.
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