- a muscular duct or tube conveying the urine from a kidney to the bladder or cloaca.
Origin of ureter
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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.
I have been present on five occasions when a ureter was injured.
There is another form of injury to the ureter which should be mentioned.
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
Word Origin for ureter
1570s, from medical Latin ureter, from Greek oureter, from ourein "to urinate," from ouron (see urine).
- The long narrow duct that conveys urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder.
- Either of two long, narrow ducts that in vertebrates carry urine from each kidney to the urinary bladder.