Definition of ureter in English:


Line breaks: ur¦eter
Pronunciation: /jʊˈriːtə
, ˈjʊərɪtə


Anatomy & Zoology
The duct by which urine passes from the kidney to the bladder or cloaca.
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  • Your urinary system is composed of your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.
  • The kidneys and urinary tract (which includes the ureters, bladder, urethra, and the kidneys) filter and eliminate these waste substances from our blood.
  • They occur when the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra become infected.


late 16th century: from French uretère or modern Latin ureter, from Greek ourētēr, from ourein 'urinate'.



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  • The colon is the usual gastrointestinal source of pain in these regions but pain of ureteral, renal, adnexal, and rarely gastric origins may be felt there as well.
  • This helps the surgeon identify the ureteral orifices during bladder dissection and urethral bladder reanastomosis.
  • Other landmarks used to guide resection are the right and left ureteral orifices and the bladder neck.


Pronunciation: /jʊərɪˈtɛrɪk/
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  • Urinary tract damage, in particular ureteric injury, remains the major concern in relation to the laparoscopic approach.
  • The use of laser for the disruption of ureteric stones is also being used.
  • After ureteric stenting the urinary catheter bag turned purple but the nephrostomy bag remained clear.

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