- the liquid-to-semisolid waste matter excreted by the kidneys, in humans being a yellowish, slightly acid, watery fluid.
Origin of urine
Examples from the Web for urine
Urine in health is lower, but in diabetes often much higher.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland
Urine Tests are necessary to determine the composition of the secretion.Dietetics for Nurses
Fairfax T. Proudfit
Urine frequently contains an abnormally large quantity of urea.
Urine which thus yields, without previous concentration, the nitrate, is said to contain an excess of urea.
Haughtons method of estimating Urea from the specific gravity of the Urine.
- the pale yellow slightly acid fluid excreted by the kidneys, containing waste products removed from the blood. It is stored in the urinary bladder and discharged through the urethraRelated adjective: uretic
Word Origin and History for urine
early 14c., from Old French urine (12c.), from Latin urina "urine," from PIE *ur- (cf. Greek ouron "urine"), variant of root *awer- "to moisten, flow" (cf. Sanskrit var "water," Avestan var "rain," Lithuanian jures "sea," Old English wær, Old Norse ver "sea," Old Norse ur "drizzling rain").
- The waste product secreted by the kidneys that in mammals is a fluid that is yellow to amber in color, slightly acidic, and discharged from the body through the urethra.
- A liquid containing multiple waste products of metabolism, especially urea and other nitrogenous compounds, that are filtered from the blood by the kidneys. Urine is stored in the urinary bladder and is excreted from the body through the urethra.