Words nearby uter-
WORDS THAT USE UTER-
What does uter- mean?
Uter- is a combining form used like a prefix representing the word uterus, also known as the womb, where offspring are conceived and gestate in mammals. It is often used in medical terms, especially in anatomy.
Uter- comes from the Latin uterus, meaning “womb” and “matrix.” Matrix? Find out the connection at our entry for matrix.
Uter- is a variant of utero-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
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Examples of uter-
A medical term that features the combining form uter- is uteralgia, “pain in or near the uterus.”
As we have seen, uter- represents “uterus.” The second part of the word, -algia, is a combining form meaning “pain.” Uteralgia literally translates to “uterus pain.”
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How to use uter- in a sentence
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Uter had such a strong regard for his master that he would gladly accompany him to the world's-end.
He also married a beautiful and rich lady, who was gifted with many rare accomplishments, and Uter wedded her favourite damsel.
Apparet uter esset insidiator; uter nihil cogitaret mali: cum alter veheretur in rheda, penulatus, unà sederet uxor.A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence|Cornelius Tacitus
In good Latin, he says uter would occupy the place of quis, and bovem would be replaced by bos.The Fables of Phdrus|Phaedrus
Distrib′uter, -or; Distribū′tion, allotment: classification: the application of a general term to all the objects denoted by it.