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urine

[ yoor-in ]
/ ˈyʊər ɪn /
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noun
the liquid-to-semisolid waste matter excreted by the kidneys, in humans being a yellowish, slightly acid, watery fluid.
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Origin of urine

1275–1325; Middle English <Old French <Latin ūrīna
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British Dictionary definitions for urine

urine
/ (ˈjʊərɪn) /

noun
the pale yellow slightly acid fluid excreted by the kidneys, containing waste products removed from the blood. It is stored in the urinary bladder and discharged through the urethraRelated adjective: uretic

Word Origin for urine

C14: via Old French from Latin ūrīna; related to Greek ouron, Latin ūrīnāre to plunge under water
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Scientific definitions for urine

urine
[ yurĭn ]

A liquid containing multiple waste products of metabolism, especially urea and other nitrogenous compounds, that are filtered from the blood by the kidneys. Urine is stored in the urinary bladder and is excreted from the body through the urethra.
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Cultural definitions for urine

urine

The fluid produced by the kidneys, consisting of water and dissolved substances, that is stored in the bladder and discharged through the urethra. (See excretory system.)

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