urethra

noun
ure·thra | \yu̇-ˈrē-thrə \
plural urethras or urethrae\yu̇-ˈrē-(ˌ)thrē \

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

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Other Words from urethra

urethral \yu̇-ˈrē-thrəl \ adjective

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Certain nerves and blood vessels have to be intact, along with the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. Author: Denise Grady, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Whole again’: Veteran maimed by an IED in Iraq receives a transplanted penis," 25 Apr. 2018 Certain nerves and blood vessels have to be intact, along with the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. Author: Denise Grady, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Whole again’: Veteran maimed by an IED in Iraq receives a transplanted penis," 25 Apr. 2018 Certain nerves and blood vessels have to be intact, along with the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. Author: Denise Grady, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Whole again’: Veteran maimed by an IED in Iraq receives a transplanted penis," 25 Apr. 2018 Most UTIs involve your urethra and bladder, according to the Mayo Clinic. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Things That Can Cause Cloudy Pee," 31 Jan. 2018 Certain nerves and blood vessels have to be intact, along with the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. Author: Denise Grady, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Whole again’: Veteran maimed by an IED in Iraq receives a transplanted penis," 25 Apr. 2018 Certain nerves and blood vessels have to be intact, along with the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. Author: Denise Grady, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Whole again’: Veteran maimed by an IED in Iraq receives a transplanted penis," 25 Apr. 2018 Certain nerves and blood vessels have to be intact, along with the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. Author: Denise Grady, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Whole again’: Veteran maimed by an IED in Iraq receives a transplanted penis," 25 Apr. 2018 Certain nerves and blood vessels have to be intact, along with the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. Author: Denise Grady, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Whole again’: Veteran maimed by an IED in Iraq receives a transplanted penis," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of urethra

1634, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for urethra

Late Latin, from Greek ourēthra, from ourein to urinate

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urethra

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English Language Learners Definition of urethra

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

urethra

noun
ure·thra | \yu̇-ˈrē-thrə \
plural urethras or urethrae\-(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

Other Words from urethra

urethral \-thrəl \ adjective

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