uterine

adjective

1
: born of the same mother but by a different father
uterine brothers
2
: of, relating to, or affecting the uterus
uterine cancer
the uterine lining

Examples of uterine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Uterine Fibroids or Polyps Two different types of growths on the uterus—known as uterine fibroids and uterine (endometrial) polyps—can cause spotting and, sometimes, cramping.1112 These masses are typically small, non-cancerous, and otherwise not very bothersome. Cristina Mutchler, Health, 7 Apr. 2024 This causes the uterine lining to stop thickening and to break down, detaching the embryo. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 26 Mar. 2024 The drug has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for more than two decades, and it’s used to treat some patients with Cushing’s syndrome, as well as endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 25 Mar. 2024 This is also true for women-specific conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids. Kweilin Ellingrud, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 She was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis, a reproductive condition in which tissue similar to uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2024 This temporary group of cells releases hormones that keep the uterine lining thick and ready for a fertilized egg to implant. News & Views, Health, 23 Mar. 2024 Black cohosh should be avoided by people who have known liver conditions, women who have (or previously had) uterine or breast cancer, and those who use hormones (HRT or birth control pills). Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 14 Mar. 2024 Overall, uterine factor infertility affects as many as 5% of women worldwide, according to UAB Medicine. Amanda Musa, CNN, 1 Mar. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Late Latin uterinus, from Latin uterus

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of uterine was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Uterine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uterine. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

uterine

adjective
: of, relating to, or affecting the uterus
the uterine lining
uterine cancer

Medical Definition

uterine

adjective
: of, relating to, occurring in, or affecting the uterus
uterine tissue
uterine cancer

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