gen·​i·​to·​uri·​nary ˌje-nə-tō-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce genitourinary (audio)
: of or relating to the genital and urinary organs or functions : urogenital
genitourinary disorders

Examples of genitourinary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 1% – 2% of people previously infected have endocrine conditions, about the same levels as estimates of genitourinary disorders post-Covid. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 6 June 2024 Urinary Tract Infections Both men and women may experience more genitourinary infections in their 40s.8 For people with vaginas, increased urinary tract infections (UTIs) are possible. Madeleine Burry, Health, 28 Feb. 2024 For 30 years the standard of care for this type of bladder cancer was chemotherapy alone, says oncologist David J. Benjamin, who treats genitourinary cancers at Hoag Family Cancer Institute in southern California. Jyoti Madhusoodanan, Scientific American, 4 July 2013 This technique is particularly advantageous for certain cancer types that are accessible through noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures, such as skin cancers, gynecological tumors and genitourinary tumors. Behzad Ebrahimi, Discover Magazine, 5 Jan. 2024 Some of those born with hypospadias have other conditions that are commonly thought of in the large group of DSDs, but most cases do not have other differences in their genitourinary and reproductive anatomy. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 7 June 2023 About 15% of people might experience vaginal atrophy, or genitourinary syndrome of menopause, during perimenopause. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 9 Mar. 2023 Symptoms of poisoning include gastrointestinal and genitourinary mucosal irritation along with renal dysfunction. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 8 Sep. 2017 As a clinician, Hahn specialized in treating lung and genitourinary cancers. Jen Christensen, CNN, 1 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of genitourinary was in 1803

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“Genitourinary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


gen·​i·​to·​uri·​nary ˌjen-ə-tō-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce genitourinary (audio)
: of or relating to the genital and urinary organs or functions

Medical Definition


gen·​i·​to·​uri·​nary -ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce genitourinary (audio)
: of, relating to, affecting, or being the organs of reproduction and urination : urogenital
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