ure·​thri·​tis ˌyu̇r-i-ˈthrī-təs How to pronounce urethritis (audio)
: inflammation of the urethra

Examples of urethritis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first case went to a primary care clinic after experiencing urethritis symptoms. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 22 Jan. 2023 Other possible signs of urethritis include difficulty starting urination, feeling itching, pain, or discomfort down there, or a discharge or blood coming out of your urethral opening. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 22 Jan. 2023 UTIs most often affect the bladder (this type of infection is more formally known as cystitis) and urethra (urethritis). Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 3 Feb. 2020 Most UTIs stay in the urethra (called urethritis) and bladder (called cystitis), per the Mayo Clinic. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 8 Nov. 2019 An infection of the urethra itself (urethritis) can cause discharge and burning with urination. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 9 Mar. 2019 Although there aren’t currently any guidelines for treating an M. genitalium infection specifically, the CDC treatment guidelines recommend standard antibiotics for people with urethritis, cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Claire Gillespie, SELF, 1 Feb. 2019 Men are the target group in the program, Dunne explains, because the yield for isolating N. gonorrheae is very high among men who have urethritis compared with women and those who are asymptomatic. Sophie Cousins, CNN, 15 May 2018 This could be one of many things, Dr. Kaufman says, including prostatitis (swelling of the prostate) or urethritis (inflammation of the urethra). Korin Miller, SELF, 21 July 2017 See More

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of urethritis was circa 1823

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“Urethritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urethritis. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


ure·​thri·​tis ˌyu̇r-i-ˈthrīt-əs How to pronounce urethritis (audio)
: inflammation of the urethra

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