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

Examples of uterine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notably, uterine or vaginal bleeding may be mistaken for hematuria. Colleen Doherty, Verywell Health, 1 July 2024 When Molla was pregnant with her fourth child, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening uterine tumor and offered a hysterectomy—an acceptable treatment by the logic of double effect. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 27 June 2024 Insurance companies have been denying coverage for uterine evacuation for miscarriage and also denying coverage for medical management of miscarriage. Elizabeth Schmidt, STAT, 13 June 2024 Lesions can swell and bleed, similar to the inner uterine lining, during the menstrual cycle. Dr. Roshini Raj, Health, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for uterine 

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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 20 Jul. 2024.

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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