urethra

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noun ure·thra \yu̇-ˈrē-thrə\

Definition of urethra

plural

urethras

or

urethrae

play \-(ˌ)thrē\
  1. :  the canal that in most mammals carries off the urine from the bladder and in the male serves also as a passageway for semen

urethral

play \-thrəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of urethra

Late Latin, from Greek ourēthra, from ourein to urinate


First Known Use: 1634


URETHRA Defined for English Language Learners

urethra

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noun ure·thra \yu̇-ˈrē-thrə\

Definition of urethra for English Language Learners

  • 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


Medical Dictionary

urethra

play
noun ure·thra \yu̇-ˈrē-thrə\

Medical Definition of urethra

plural

urethras

or

urethrae

\-(ˌ)thrē\play
  1. :  the canal that in most mammals carries off the urine from the bladder and in the male serves also as a passageway for semen

urethral

\-thrəl\play adjective

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