noun, plural u·re·thrae [yoo-ree-three] /yʊˈri θri/, u·re·thras. Anatomy.
Origin of urethra
Examples from the Web for urethra
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|DAILY BEAST
On a little reflection, though, the urethra as an object of erotic attention makes some sense.
So it turns out the urethra, which can be a source of great pain, can also bring great pleasure.
After all, the urethra is best known as a medical entity because of the painful, burning condition called urethritis.
Physical examination, essentially negative, except for thick mucco burn discharge from the urethra.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
In the mare the thickening of the walls of the bladder may be felt by introducing one finger through the urethra.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
The point where the two seminal ducts open into the urethra forms a small elevation, the verumontanum.The Sexual Question|August Forel
Or possibly the blood from a renal haemorrhage has descended into the bladder and obstructs the urethra.Gilbertus Anglicus|Henry Ebenezer Handerson
It is situated just at, or a trifle behind the orifice of the urethra.Fruits of Philosophy|Charles Knowlton
British Dictionary definitions for urethra
noun plural -thrae (-θriː) or -thras
Word Origin for urethra
Word Origin and History for urethra
"canal through which urine is discharged from the bladder," 1630s, from Late Latin urethra, from Greek ourethra "the passage for urine," coined by Hippocrates from ourein "to urinate," from ouron (see urine).