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a combining form representing uterus, in compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, uter-. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for utero
  • He made one of the first scientific drawings of a fetus in utero.
  • Two words used to describe human offspring while in utero are embryo and fetus.
Word Origin and History for utero


word-forming element, from comb. form of Latin uterus (see uterus).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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utero in Medicine

utero- or uter-
Uterus: uteroscopy.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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