micturition

noun mic·tu·ri·tion \ ˌmik-chə-ˈri-shən , ˌmik-tə- \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of micturition

: 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.

First Known Use of micturition

1686

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micturition

noun mic·tu·ri·tion \ ˌmik-chə-ˈrish-ən , ˌmik-tə- \

medical Definition of micturition

micturitional

play \-əl\ adjective

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