urethra [ y oo- ree-thr uh ] SHOW IPA / yʊˈri θrə / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural u·re·thrae , [y oo- ree-three] /yʊˈri θri/ u·re·thras. . Anatomy the membranous tube that extends from the urinary bladder to the exterior and that in the male conveys semen as well as urine. Nearby words ureteroureterostomy
urethral groove Origin of urethra 1625–35;
Related forms u·re·thral, adjective sub·u·re·thral, adjective trans·u·re·thral, adjective
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Before passing the catheter, the nurse carefully wipes away the mucus from the
He had now some ailments that had become chronic,—dyspepsia and a
urethral complication, which often caused him intense suffering.
These drops are, he states, derived solely from the glands of Littré and the glands of Cowper (
urethral and sub urethral glands).
The formula used in preparing these
Urethral Crayons is one of the finest the great Civiale conceived. British Dictionary definitions for urethral noun plural -thrae ( -θriː) or -thras the canal that in most mammals conveys urine from the bladder out of the body. In human males it also conveys semen Derived Forms urethral, adjective Word Origin for urethra
C17: via Late Latin from Greek
ourēthra, from ourein to urinate
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Medicine definitions for urethral n. pl. u•re•thras The canal through which urine is discharged from the bladder in most mammals and through which semen is discharged in the male. urogenital canal Related forms u•re ′thral adj.
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Science definitions for urethral Plural urethras urethrae ( yu-rē) ′thrē 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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Culture definitions for urethral
A tube through which
urine moves from the urinary bladder out of the body. In the male, the urethra also acts as the passageway for semen.
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