the liquid-to-semisolid waste matter excreted by the kidneys, in humans being a yellowish, slightly acid, watery fluid.
Origin of urine
1275–1325; Middle English < Old French < Latin ūrīna
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British Dictionary definitions for urine
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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Word Origin and History for urine
early 14c., from Old French urine (12c.), from Latin urina "urine," from PIE *ur- (cf. Greek ouron "urine"), variant of root *awer- "to moisten, flow" (cf. Sanskrit var "water," Avestan var "rain," Lithuanian jures "sea," Old English wær, Old Norse ver "sea," Old Norse ur "drizzling rain").
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The waste product secreted by the kidneys that in mammals is a fluid that is yellow to amber in color, slightly acidic, and discharged from the body through the urethra.
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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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