mic·​tu·​ri·​tion ˌmik-chə-ˈri-shən How to pronounce micturition (audio)
: the act or process of micturating : urination
As the bladder fills, spinal sensory afferents relay this information to a region in the pons that coordinates micturition.Susan Iversen et al.

Examples of micturition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brain activity was recorded continuously during bladder filling and micturition. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 10 July 2012 Functional magnetic resonance imaging measurements made during the micturition phase were used for the final analysis. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 10 July 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of micturition was in 1686

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“Micturition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micturition. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition


mic·​tu·​ri·​tion ˌmik-chə-ˈrish-ən How to pronounce micturition (audio) ˌmik-tə- How to pronounce micturition (audio)
micturitional adjective
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