the membranous tube that extends from the urinary bladder to the exterior and that in the male conveys semen as well as urine.
- u·re·thral, adjective
- sub·u·re·thral, adjective
- trans·u·re·thral, adjective
- ureter, urethra
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How to use urethra in a sentence
Instead, it blocks sperm from getting to mens’ urethras, where it would ultimately be ejaculated—and possibly enter a woman, fertilize one of her eggs, and create a baby.A New Sperm-Blocking Male Birth Control Method Is Being Put to the Test | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | November 16, 2022 | Singularity Hub
Although there are typically fewer devices for neobladder patients, Byfuglin, like 10% of men and up to 50% of women, has to self-catheterize her urethra to fully relieve herself.How to Return to Normal After Having Your Bladder Surgically Removed | Simar Bajaj | July 28, 2022 | Time
In both cases, one of the frequent complications can be the stricture of the urethra.
“For some people, life is just one long, hard kick in the urethra,” BoJack tells Charlie Rose.'BoJack Horseman': The Debauched Tales of a Drunken, Groupie-Sexing D-List Horse, Hits Netflix | Marlow Stern | August 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On a little reflection, though, the urethra as an object of erotic attention makes some sense.
After all, the urethra is best known as a medical entity because of the painful, burning condition called urethritis.
So it turns out the urethra, which can be a source of great pain, can also bring great pleasure.
Strictures of the male urethra from chronic gonorrhoeal inflammation often require major surgical operations for relief.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Below those nervous bodies is the urethra, and whenever they swell, it swells also.The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher | Anonymous
There are two of these vesiculae, each like a bunch of grapes, which emit the seed into the urethra in the act of copulation.The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher | Anonymous
It will then be seen that the urethra is carried forward nearly an inch.
A more reliable method is to inject a solution of methylene blue into the bladder through the urethra.
British Dictionary definitions for urethra
the canal that in most mammals conveys urine from the bladder out of the body. In human males it also conveys semen
- urethral, adjective
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Scientific definitions for urethra
The duct through which urine passes from the bladder to the outside of the body in most mammals and some fish and birds. In males, the urethra passes through the penis and also serves as the duct for the release of sperm, which enter the urethra from the vas deferens.
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Cultural definitions for urethra
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