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noun ure·ter \ˈyr-ə-tər, y-ˈrē-tər\

Definition of URETER

:  a duct that carries away the urine from a kidney to the bladder or cloaca
ure·ter·al \y-ˈrē-tə-rəl\ also ure·ter·ic \ˌyr-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


noun ure·ter \ˈyr-ət-ər, y-ˈrēt-ər\

Medical Definition of URETER

:  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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