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ureter

[ yoo-ree-ter ]
/ yʊˈri tər /
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noun Anatomy, Zoology.

a muscular duct or tube conveying the urine from a kidney to the bladder or cloaca.

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Origin of ureter

First recorded in 1570–80; from New Latin ūrētēr, from Greek ourētḗr, equivalent to ourē- (derivative stem of oureîn) + -tēr noun suffix; see urinate)

OTHER WORDS FROM ureter

u·re·ter·al, u·re·ter·ic [yoor-i-ter-ik], /ˌyʊər ɪˈtɛr ɪk/, adjectivepost·u·re·ter·al, adjectivepost·u·re·ter·ic, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ureter

ureter , urethra
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British Dictionary definitions for ureter

ureter
/ (jʊˈriːtə) /

noun

the tube that conveys urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder or cloaca

Derived forms of ureter

ureteral or ureteric (ˌjʊərɪˈtɛrɪk), adjective

Word Origin for ureter

C16: via New Latin from Greek ourētēr, from ourein to urinate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for ureter

ureter
[ yu-rētər, yurĭ-tər ]

n.

The long narrow duct that conveys urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder.

Other words from ureter

u•reter•al null adj.
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Scientific definitions for ureter

ureter
[ yu-rētər, yurĭ-tər ]

Either of two long, narrow ducts that in vertebrates carry urine from each kidney to the urinary bladder.
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