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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The most recent study by the National Institutes of Health into the potential dangers of chemical hair straighteners found that women who used them were at higher risk for uterine cancer compared to women who did not. Tayo Bero, refinery29.com, 17 Nov. 2022 Significant disparities remain, particularly for African American women in uterine cancer and breast cancer. Dr. Joy Liu, ABC News, 27 Oct. 2022 Jenny Mitchell was 28-years-old when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Malaika Jabali, Essence, 27 Oct. 2022 But in 2018, when the 28-year-old was diagnosed with uterine cancer and underwent a hysterectomy, those dreams were dashed. Julian Mark, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2022 The lawsuit comes just days after the Journal of the National Cancer Institute released its findings on a link between the products and uterine cancer. Paige Mcglauflin, Fortune, 26 Oct. 2022 The drug, marketed under the brand name Zulresso and made by Sage Therapeutics, doesn’t contain estrogen, a hormone that can increase the risk of uterine cancer and cardiovascular disease. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2022 In that time, 378 participants were diagnosed with uterine cancer, according to the study. CBS News, 24 Oct. 2022 Mitchell was diagnosed with uterine cancer on August 10, 2018, according to the lawsuit, and underwent a full hysterectomy at Boone Hospital Center in Missouri on September 24, 2018. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 24 Oct. 2022 See More

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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 2 Dec. 2022.

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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