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 (yo͞o′tər-ĭn, -tə-rīn′)
1. Of, relating to, or in the region of the uterus: the uterine canal; uterine contractions.
2. Having the same mother but different fathers: uterine brothers.
3. Being enclosed and dark; womblike.

[Middle English, from Late Latin uterīnus, from Latin uterus, uterus.]


1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) of, relating to, or affecting the uterus
2. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) (of offspring) born of the same mother but not the same father: uterine brothers.


(ˈyu tər ɪn, -təˌraɪn)

1. of or pertaining to the uterus or womb.
2. related through having the same mother.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin uterīnus. See uterus, -ine1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uterine - of or involving the uterus; "uterine cancer"


[ˈjuːtəraɪn] ADJuterino


adj (Anat) → uterin; uterine brotherHalbbruder mmütterlicherseits


a. uterino-a, rel. al útero o matriz;
___ bleedingsangramiento ___, sangramiento no relacionado con la menstruación;
___ cancercáncer del útero o de la matriz;
___ prolapseprolapso ___;
___ rupturerotura ___.


adj uterino
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The Orang Rimba represent an interesting example of some of the different ways that social relations associated with this contrast can be arranged in the context of a non-Islamic society with matrilateral and egalitarian social relations.
Significa esto que Dillehay cuestiona la orientacion matrilateral que han descrito multiples autores como la clave de la alianza y la afinidad entre los mapuche?
Radcliffe-Brown (1952) noted, matrilateral kin can contrast with patrilateral ones, the one providing succour and relief from the other's stern discipline.
El modo en que se logro fue que las reducciones o comunidades adaptaron la estructura familiar matrilateral.
In practice, this system results in a strong bias toward distinguishing between one's matrilateral and one's patrilateral kin for the purposes of inheritance.
Considering the rule of clan exogamy she should be protected but her (true or classificatory) uncle may use his power on her to secretly bypass the rule, a fortiori when she is put in the custody of a brother or matrilateral cousin of her mother who belongs to a different clan.
Among the Khmu Khwaen a man's marriage with his matrilateral cross-cousin (mother's brother's daughter) is still considered the ideal marriage.
e, matrilateral and patrilateral parallel and cross cousin marriages) are contracted, with first cousin marriages being most common of all [14].
This also could be a direct nod to the matrilateral and matrifocal emphasis of the Laughter short stories.
To sum up, in the greater part of Ngadhaland (except in the Were region, that is), the outcome of persistent uxorilocality and matrilateral affiliation over time is that it seems as if House affiliation is dictated by a principle of matrilineality.
LEACH, Edmund Ronald 1972 "Las implicaciones estructurales del matrimonio matrilateral entre primos cruzados", en Replanteamiento de la antropologia.
Asi, en un sistema prescriptivo matrilateral se tiene tipicamente la ecuacion: "hermano de la madre"="padre de la esposa".