transurethral

adjective

trans·​ure·​thral ˌtran(t)s-yu̇-ˈrē-thrəl How to pronounce transurethral (audio)
ˌtranz-
: passing through or performed by way of the urethra
transurethral prostatectomy

Examples of transurethral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Part of a transurethral resection involves inserting a scope — a tube with a camera at the end — through the urethra. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 6 Feb. 2024 To widen this channel and improve flow, a surgical procedure called transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is commonly carried out on older men. Gavin Francis, The New York Review of Books, 10 Feb. 2022 In the surgical procedure known as transurethral resection, 70% to 80% of men generally get a condition called retrograde ejaculation, also called dry orgasm, says Dr. McVary. Laura Johannes, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transurethral was in 1933

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“Transurethral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transurethral. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

transurethral

adjective
trans·​ure·​thral -yu̇-ˈrē-thrəl How to pronounce transurethral (audio)
: passing through or performed by way of the urethra
transurethral prostatectomy
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