2. Born of the same mother, but by a different father.
Walter Pope, uterine brother to Dr. Joh. Wilki.Wood.
(U`te*ro*ges*ta"tion) n. [Uterus + gestation.] Gestation in the womb from conception
to birth; pregnancy. Pritchard.
(U`te*ro*vag"i*nal) n. [Uterus + vaginal.] Pertaining to both the uterus and the vagina.
(U"te*rus) n. [L.]
1. (Anat.) The organ of a female mammal in which the young are developed previous to birth; the womb.
The uterus is simply an enlargement of the oviduct, and in the lower mammals there is one on each
side, but in the higher forms the two become more or less completely united into one. In many male
mammals there is a small vesicle, opening into the urinogenital canal, which corresponds to the uterus
of the female and is called the male uterus, or [NL.] uterus masculinus.
2. (Zoöl.) A receptacle, or pouch, connected with the oviducts of many invertebrates in which the eggs
are retained until they hatch or until the embryos develop more or less. See Illust. of Hermaphrodite in
(Utes) n. pl.; sing. Ute. (Ethnol.) An extensive tribe of North American Indians of the Shoshone
stock, inhabiting Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and adjacent regions. They are subdivided into
several subordinate tribes, some of which are among the most degraded of North American Indians.
(U"ti*a) n. [NL.] (Zoöl.) Any species of large West Indian rodents of the genus Capromys, or Utia.
In general appearance and habits they resemble rats, but they are as large as rabbits.
(U"ti*ca) a. [So called from Utica, in New York.] (Geol.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a subdivision
of the Trenton Period of the Lower Silurian, characterized in the State of New York by beds of shale.
(U"tile) a. [L. utilis, fr. uti to use: cf. F. utile. See Use, v. t.] Profitable; useful. [Obs.]
(U*til`i*ta"ri*an) a. [See Utility.]
1. Of or pertaining to utility; consisting in utility; iming at utility as distinguished from beauty, ornament,
etc.; sometimes, reproachfully, evincing, or characterized by, a regard for utility of a lower kind, or marked
by a sordid spirit; as, utilitarian narrowness; a utilitarian indifference to art.
2. Of or pertaining to utilitarianism; supporting utilitarianism; as, the utilitarian view of morality; the Utilitarian
Society. J. S. Mill.
(U*til`i*ta"ri*an) n. One who holds the doctrine of utilitarianism.
The utilitarians are for merging all the particular virtues into one, and would substitute in their place the
greatest usefulness, as the alone principle to which every question respecting the morality of actions
should be referred.Chalmers.
But what is a utilitarian? Simply one who prefers the useful to the useless; and who does not?Sir W.
1. The doctrine that the greatest happiness of the greatest number should be the end and aim of all
social and political institutions. Bentham.