ureter [yoo-ree-ter] ExamplesWord Origin noun Anatomy, Zoology.
- a muscular duct or tube conveying the urine from a kidney to the bladder or cloaca.
Origin of ureter 1570–80; New Latin Greek ourētḗr, equivalent to ourē- (verbid stem of oureîn to urinate) + -tēr noun suffixRelated formsu·re·ter·al, u·re·ter·ic [yoo r-i-ter-ik] /ˌyʊər ɪˈtɛr ɪk/, adjectivepost·u·re·ter·al, adjectivepost·u·re·ter·ic, adjective Examples from the Web for ureter Historical Examples of ureter
Small foreign bodies may also pass into the bladder by the ureter.
The substance of the right kidney had been perforated, but the ureter had escaped.
There is another form of injury to the ureter which should be mentioned.
I have been present on five occasions when a ureter was injured.
Noble, in 1902, published an interesting series of injuries to the ureter.
British Dictionary definitions for ureter ureter noun
- the tube that conveys urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder or cloaca
Derived Formsureteral or ureteric (ˌjʊərɪˈtɛrɪk), adjectiveWord Origin for ureter C16: via New Latin from Greek ourētēr, from ourein to urinate Word Origin and History for ureter
1570s, from medical Latin ureter, from Greek oureter, from ourein “to urinate,” from ouron (see urine).
ureter in Medicine ureter [yu-rē′tər, yur′ĭ-tər] n.
- The long narrow duct that conveys urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder.
Related formsu•re′ter•al null adj. ureter in Science ureter [yu-rē′tər, yur′ĭ-tər]
- Either of two long, narrow ducts that in vertebrates carry urine from each kidney to the urinary bladder.