[ yoo-ter-in, -tuh-rahyn ]
/ ˈyu tər ɪn, -təˌraɪn /


of or relating to the uterus or womb.
related through having had the same mother.

Origin of uterine

1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin uterīnus of, pertaining to the uterus. See uterus, -ine1

Related forms

non·u·ter·ine, adjectivepost·u·ter·ine, adjectivetrans·u·ter·ine, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for uterine


/ (ˈjuːtəˌraɪn) /


of, relating to, or affecting the uterus
(of offspring) born of the same mother but not the same fatheruterine brothers
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Medicine definitions for uterine


[ yōōtər-ĭn, -tə-rīn′ ]


Of, relating to, or in the region of the uterus.
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