uterine

adjective
uter·​ine | \ ˈyü-tə-ˌrīn How to pronounce uterine (audio) , -rən How to pronounce uterine (audio) \

Definition of uterine

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 Finding a treatment When treating uterine fibroids, surgery can be one option. Noel Cody, Essence, 16 Sep. 2021 Mice don’t menstruate, but researchers could simulate the pain and inflammation of endometriosis by injecting little pieces of bacteria or uterine lining into their abdomens. Rachel Fritts, Science | AAAS, 25 Aug. 2021 But experts say those other methods are less safe than D&E, posing serious health risks such as infection, uterine perforation or death. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021 Some people spot during ovulation because the downswing in hormones can cause a little uterine lining to break down too early, causing light bleeding. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 13 Aug. 2021 And the novel is awash in various kinds of viscera: uterine blood, enema fluid, saliva. Jess Bergman, The New Republic, 11 Aug. 2021 For more information about UAB’s uterine transplant program, call (833) 822-2841. . Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, 15 July 2021 Thoreen argued that an evidentiary hearing was necessary to look into the allegations that Britney Spears made at the June 23 hearing, including that she was being forced to take medications and use an intra-uterine device for birth control. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 7 Aug. 2021 Thoreen argued that an evidentiary hearing was necessary to look into the allegations that Britney Spears made at the June 23 hearing, including that she was being forced to take medications and use an intra-uterine device for birth control. Andrew Dalton, ajc, 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of uterine

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for uterine

Middle English, from Late Latin uterinus, from Latin uterus

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

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22 Sep 2021

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“Uterine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uterine. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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uterine

adjective
uter·​ine | \ ˈyüt-ə-ˌrīn How to pronounce uterine (audio) , -rən How to pronounce uterine (audio) \

Medical Definition of uterine

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

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