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ureter

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noun ure·ter \ˈyu̇r-ə-tər, yu̇-ˈrē-tər\

Definition of ureter

  1. :  a duct that carries away the urine from a kidney to the bladder or cloaca

ure·ter·al play \yu̇-ˈrē-tə-rəl\ also ure·ter·ic play \ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈter-ik\ adjective


Origin of ureter

New Latin, from Greek ourētēr, from ourein to urinate — more at urine


First Known Use: 1543


Medical Dictionary

ureter

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noun ure·ter \ˈyu̇r-ət-ər, yu̇-ˈrēt-ər\

Medical Definition of ureter

  1. :  either of the paired ducts that carry away urine from a kidney to the bladder or cloaca and that in humans are slender membranous epithelium-lined flat tubes about sixteen inches (41 centimeters) long which open above into the pelvis of a kidney and below into the back part of the same side of the bladder at a very oblique angle



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "ureter" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "ureter"


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