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 Katie Stone's mother Cleverley Stone, who died May 28 of uterine cancer, founded HRW in 2003. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Restaurant Weeks extends through September," 31 Aug. 2020 One measure boosted research for uterine fibroids, a condition that threatens pregnancies and disproportionately affects Black women. Anchorage Daily News, "Kamala Harris’s outreach to Black activists paved a path to the ticket," 16 Aug. 2020 Meanwhile, another 2019 study found that mothers who go into early labor suffer anxiety, fatigue, and flashbacks, and develop postnatal health problems such as uterine infections, excessive bleeding, and vaginal pain. Candice Wang, Popular Science, "Black mothers face high death rates. Now they have to contend with climate change, too.," 4 Aug. 2020 During the ultrasound, the technician sees what looks like a small bump on my uterine lining. refinery29.com, "Fertility Diary: I’m Stranded An Ocean Away From My Embryos," 30 July 2020 First and foremost, spotting can occur because of implantation bleeding, which happens when a fertilized egg implants into your uterine lining, the experts explain. Korin Miller, SELF, "3 Times When Spotting During Pregnancy Could Signal a Problem," 1 Aug. 2020 Even in the daytime the Roaring 20s is a uterine environment; dark, safe, and difficult to get out of. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "What Was the Dive Bar?," 10 July 2020 On the flip side, there are plenty of cisgender women who don’t menstruate for reasons such as menopause, polycystic ovarian syndrome, uterine disorders, and birth control regimens. Hannah Seo, Popular Science, "Trans people’s access to health care is imperiled, but a recent Supreme Court case might help," 23 June 2020 His mother fell ill of uterine cancer while caring for three foster children. Erica Orden, CNN, "How two promising lawyers found themselves facing life in prison for alleged Molotov cocktail attack during protests in NY," 17 June 2020

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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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9 Sep 2020

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“Uterine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uterine. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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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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