Definition of uterine in English:



  • 1Relating to the uterus or womb.

    ‘uterine contractions’
    • ‘Cancer of the uterus can also be called uterine cancer.’
    • ‘All patients were continuously monitored for fetal heart rate and uterine contractions.’
    • ‘Fibroids can grow within the uterine wall, on the outside of the uterus, or inside the cavity of the uterus.’
    • ‘The drug has been shown to cause uterine contractions and expulsion of conception products.’
    • ‘Pain during first stage of labor is attributable to uterine contractions and cervical dilatation.’
    • ‘The stalk lengthens as the fetus develops within its amniotic sac, and at the uterine end the blood vessels become part of the developing placenta.’
    • ‘Has the cancer penetrated the uterine muscular wall and if so, how far?’
    • ‘Her medical history was unremarkable except for the extraction of a polyp from the uterine cervix.’
    • ‘Advancement of cervical disease can damage the cervix or uterine cavity.’
    • ‘The difficulty of predicting the biological behavior of uterine smooth muscle tumors has been recognized for many years.’
    • ‘The tumor invaded nearly the full thickness of the cervical wall and extended into the lower uterine segment.’
    • ‘The team infused IV fluids directly into the uterus to maintain uterine volume and prevent placental separation.’
    • ‘I found the chapter on glandular lesions of the uterine cervix to be clear and useful.’
    • ‘An MRI can more reliably differentiate uterine from ovarian masses.’
    • ‘For example, the placenta may tear free from the uterine wall during the birth process.’
    • ‘The placental tissue from the fetus then invades the uterine wall by sending finger-like extensions into it.’
    • ‘Such drugs increase the force and duration of uterine contractions.’
    • ‘Preeclampsia also increases the risk of placental abruption in which the placenta separates from the uterine wall before delivery.’
    • ‘In first-degree uterine prolapse, the cervix is visible when the perineum is depressed.’
    • ‘Low grade changes in the uterine cervix are caused by infection with the human papilloma virus.’
    1. 1.1attributive Born of the same mother but not having the same father.
      ‘a uterine sister’
      • ‘It is universally agreed that the siblings referred to in this verse are uterine siblings.’
      • ‘In case the deceased has left no ascendant or descendent but has left the uterine brother and sister, each of the two inherit one sixth.’
      • ‘She had bequeathed during her death-illness one third of her property to her uterine sister.’


Late Middle English: from uterus + -ine, or, in the sense ‘born of the same mother’, from late Latin uterinus.