urethra

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ure·thra

noun \y-ˈrē-thrə\

medical : the tube through which urine moves from the bladder and out of the body and that in men and male animals is also the means by which semen leaves the body

plural ure·thras or ure·thrae\-(ˌ)thrē\

Full Definition of URETHRA

:  the canal that in most mammals carries off the urine from the bladder and in the male serves also as a passageway for semen
ure·thral \-thrəl\ adjective

Origin of URETHRA

Late Latin, from Greek ourēthra, from ourein to urinate
First Known Use: 1634

ure·thra

noun \y-ˈrē-thrə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ure·thras or ure·thrae \-(ˌ)thrē\

Medical Definition of URETHRA

: the canal that in most mammals carries off the urine from the bladder and in the male serves also as a passageway for semen
ure·thral \-thrəl\ adjective

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