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[yoo r-uh-ner-ee]
  1. of or relating to urine.
  2. pertaining to the organs secreting and discharging urine.
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noun, plural u·ri·nar·ies. Archaic.
  1. urinal.
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Origin of urinary

From the New Latin word ūrīnārius, dating back to 1570–80. See urine, -ary
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  1. anatomy of or relating to urine or to the organs and structures that secrete and pass urine
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noun plural -naries
  1. a reservoir for urine
  2. another word for urinal
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urinary in Medicine


  1. Relating to urine and its production, function, or excretion.
  2. Of or relating to the organs involved in the formation and excretion of urine.
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