[yoo r-uh-ner-ee]


of or relating to urine.
pertaining to the organs secreting and discharging urine.

noun, plural u·ri·nar·ies. Archaic.

Nearby words

  1. urim and thummim,
  2. urin-,
  3. urinal,
  4. urinalysis,
  5. urinant,
  6. urinary bladder,
  7. urinary calculus,
  8. urinary nitrogen,
  9. urinary sand,
  10. urinary stress incontinence

Origin of urinary

From the New Latin word ūrīnārius, dating back to 1570–80. See urine, -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for urinary



anatomy of or relating to urine or to the organs and structures that secrete and pass urine

noun plural -naries

a reservoir for urine
another word for urinal
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Medicine definitions for urinary




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

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