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

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Historically, uterine massage has been a standard of women’s health care around the world and is one of many alternative remedies Block explores in the book. Delfina V Barbiero, USA TODAY, "'Everything Below the Waist' tackles history, shortcomings of women's health care," 17 July 2019 The patient was born without a uterus and entered the clinic's trial for women with uterine factor infertility, said Dr. Tommaso Falcone, a member of the transplant team. Scottie Andrew And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "A woman delivered the first baby in the US born from the transplanted uterus of a dead donor," 9 July 2019 The trial involves 10 women with uterine factor infertility (UFI). Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "First baby in US born from transplanted uterus of deceased donor, Cleveland Clinic says," 9 July 2019 Since the uterus is not opened, the fetoscopic approach may be better for the current pregnancy while also reducing the risk of uterine rupture in future pregnancies. Austen Erblat, sun-sentinel.com, "Hospital becomes second in U.S. to study ‘minimally invasive’ spina bifida surgery for pregnant mothers and their babies," 3 July 2019 This is a surgical procedure that removes the uterine contents by suction. Dayna Troisi, Allure, "How We Got Abortions Before Abortion Was Legal," 11 Apr. 2019 There is evidence to suggest that some oils, namely cinnamon, clove, rosemary, clary sage, and jasmine, can cause uterine contractions resulting in miscarriage or preterm labor. Kristi Pahr, Good Housekeeping, "Using Essential Oils When Pregnant Can Be Helpful But Dangerous—Here’s How To Do It Safely," 3 Aug. 2017 Another uterine contraction, and doctors deliver the placenta through the cut. Julia Belluz, Vox, "The troubling epidemic of unnecessary C-sections around the world, explained," 25 Oct. 2018 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

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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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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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