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the fibromuscular tube, 41 to 46 cm long, through which the urine passes from the kidney to the bladder. adj., adj ure´teral, ureter´ic. As urine is produced by each kidney, it passes into the ureter, which, by contracting rhythmically, forces the urine along and empties it in spurts into the bladder. After being stored temporarily in the bladder, the urine passes out of the body by way of the urethra. Occasionally a small calculus or stone forms in a kidney and passes into a ureter, obstructing it. (See kidney stone.)
u·re·ter(yū-rē'tĕr, yū'rē-ter), [TA] Although the classically correct pronunciation stresses the second-last syllable of this word (ure'ter), the first syllable is often stressed in the U.S. (ur'eter). Do not confuse this word and its derivatives with urethra and its derivatives.
The tube that conducts the urine from the renal pelvis to the bladder; consists of abdominal and pelvic parts; lined with transitional epithelium surrounded by smooth muscle, both circular and longitudinal, and covered externally by an adventitia.
[G. ourētēr, urinary canal]
The long, narrow duct that conveys urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder or cloaca.
u·re′ter·al, u′re·ter′ic (yo͝or′ĭ-tĕr′ĭk) adj.
ureterA tube that carries urine downwards from each kidney to the urinary bladder for temporary storage. The ureters have muscular walls that can contract to assist in the propulsion of the urine.
ureterthe duct that carries URINE from the kidney to the CLOACA or urinary BLADDER.
The tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder, with each kidney having one ureter.