uterine

adjective
uter·ine | \ˈyü-tə-ˌrīn, -rən \

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

Having less uterine lining build-up can result in fewer prostaglandins to bowl you over with period pain. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Can My IUD Fall Out if I Have Rough Sex?," 14 June 2018 Lekovich explained that when the uterus contracts, uterine blood vessels become constricted which can prevent blood flow to the uterus and is one of the main factors contributing to pain. Shanelle Drakeford, Allure, "How to Alleviate Period Cramps, According to Doctors," 8 July 2018 More than 70 percent of women will develop uterine fibroids at some point in their lives, according to the Center for Uterine Fibroids, a joint research effort between the Mayo Clinic and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Korin Miller, SELF, "FKA Twigs Reveals She Had Fibroid Tumors Removed From Her Uterus: ‘It Was Like Being 6 Months Pregnant’," 9 May 2018 The cause was uterine cancer, said her niece, Clarice Jacobson. Ellie Silverman, Washington Post, "Carolyn Jacobson, labor activist who promoted women’s health care, dies at 67," 26 Apr. 2018 Many must travel long distances to reach medical facilities that can perform effective and painless procedures to remove the expired fetus and extra uterine tissue. Dorothy Novick, STAT, "FDA shouldn’t allow politics to hurt women suffering miscarriage," 22 June 2018 This makes a uterine transplant a potential option where no other exists. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "Transplanted Wombs Provide Potential Path to Fertility for Millions of Women," 18 June 2018 Infection, hemorrhage, uterine rupture—all definitely bad things. Kavin Senapathy, SELF, "Giving Birth Made Me Question the Informed Consent Process During Childbirth," 14 May 2018 Experts also agree that no more than two prior low transverse cesarean incisions are best when trying for a VBAC to avoid risk of uterine rupture. Mariko Zapf, Good Housekeeping, "I Had A Successful Vaginal Birth After A Cesarean (VBAC)—Here's What You Need To Know," 16 Nov. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'uterine.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about uterine

Dictionary Entries near uterine

Ute

utensil

uter-

uterine

uterus

utfangthief

Uther

Statistics for uterine

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for uterine

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for uterine

uterine

adjective
uter·ine | \ˈyüt-ə-ˌrīn, -rən \

Medical Definition of uterine 

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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on uterine

What made you want to look up uterine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

evasion of direct action or statement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!