a duct or tube that carries urine from a kidney to the bladder or cloaca
Origin of ureterModern Latin ; from Classical Greek ourētēr ; from ourein, to urinate ; from ouron: see urine
The long, narrow duct that conveys urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder or cloaca.
Origin of ureterNew Latin ūrētēr, from Greek ourētēr, from ourein, to urinate.
- u·re′ter·al, u′re·ter′ic
From Ancient Greek Î¿á½ÏÎ·Ï„Î®Ï (ourÄ“tÄ“r).
Variant of uretero-
also, before a vowel, ureter-
Origin of uretero-; from ureter