urethral crest

n.

In the female, a conspicuous longitudinal fold of mucosa on the posterior wall of the urethra.
In the male, a longitudinal fold on the posterior wall of the urethra extending from the uvula of the bladder through the part of the urethra that tranverses the bladder.

Nearby words

  1. urethane,
  2. urethr-,
  3. urethra,
  4. urethral artery,
  5. urethral caruncle,
  6. urethral gland,
  7. urethral groove,
  8. urethral hematuria,
  9. urethral papilla,
  10. urethral valve


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