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Definition of "uterine" []

  • Of, relating to, or in the region of the uterus: the uterine canal; uterine contractions. (adjective)
  • Having the same mother but different fathers. (adjective)
  • Being enclosed and dark; womblike. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uterine" in a sentence
  • "In some countries it is customary for birth attendants routinely to explore the uterine cavity after every delivery, “uterine revision”."
  • "These results demonstrated: (1) the vagus nerves serve as connections between the uterus and CNS, (2) the nodose ganglia contain uterine-related vagal afferent neuron cell bodies, and (3) neurons in vagal locales contain estrogen receptors."
  • "These growths are often called uterine fibroids, but they are also called fibromyomas, leimyomas or myomas."