[yoo-ter-in, -tuh-rahyn]


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 formsnon·u·ter·ine, adjectivepost·u·ter·ine, adjectivetrans·u·ter·ine, adjective
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Examples from the Web for uterine

Contemporary Examples of uterine

  • These drugs, in turn, can create more aggressive contractions, which increase the risk of uterine rupture.

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    Why Are So Many Moms Dying?

    Danielle Friedman

    March 24, 2010

Historical Examples of uterine

British Dictionary definitions for uterine



of, relating to, or affecting the uterus
(of offspring) born of the same mother but not the same fatheruterine brothers
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Word Origin and History for uterine

"pertaining to the womb," early 15c., from Old French uterin, from Late Latin uterinus "pertaining to the womb," also "born of the same mother," from Latin uterus "womb" (see uterus).

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uterine in Medicine


[yōōtər-ĭn, -tə-rīn′]


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