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ureter

Pronunciation: yu-re'ter, yu're-ter

Definition: 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. oureter, urinary canal]

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