1. variant of utero- before a vowel:


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Brittany Uter, a spokeswoman for MSNBC, declined to comment for this story.

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.

In good Latin, he says uter would occupy the place of quis, and bovem would be replaced by bos.

Distrib′uter, -or; Distribū′tion, allotment: classification: the application of a general term to all the objects denoted by it.


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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.

Related to the Latin uterus is the Greek hystéra, source of the related combining form hystero-. The combining form metro- can also indicate uterus.

Uter- is a variant of utero-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.

Want to know more? Read our Words That Use utero- article.

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.”

What are some words that use or are related to the combining form uter-?

What are some other forms that uter- may be commonly confused with?

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The suffix -itis is used to name diseases, particularly inflammation of an organ. With this in mind, what does the medical condition of uteritis involve?