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The long, narrow duct that conveys urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder or cloaca.
[New Latin ūrētēr, from Greek ourētēr, from ourein, to urinate.]
u·re′ter·al, u′re·ter′ic (yo͝or′ĭ-tĕr′ĭk) adj.
(Anatomy) the tube that conveys urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder or cloaca
[C16: via New Latin from Greek ourētēr, from ourein to urinate]
uˈreteral, ureteric adj
a duct that conveys urine from a kidney to the bladder in mammals or to the cloaca in other vertebrates.
[1570–80; < New Latin < Greek urinate]
u•re′ter•al, u•re•ter•ic (ˌyʊər ɪˈtɛr ɪk) adj.
Either of two long, narrow ducts that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder.
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|Noun||1.||ureter - either of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder|
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
apparatus urogenitalis, genitourinary apparatus, genitourinary system, systema urogenitale, urinary apparatus, urinary system, urogenital apparatus, urogenital system - the system that includes all organs involved in reproduction and in the formation and voidance of urine
urinary tract - the organs and tubes involved in the production and excretion of urine