uri·​nary | \ ˈyər-ə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce urinary (audio) , ˈyu̇r- \

Definition of urinary

1 : relating to, occurring in, affecting, or constituting the organs concerned with the formation and discharge of urine the urinary system the urinary tract urinary calculi
2 : of, relating to, or for urine
3 : excreted as or in urine urinary sugar

Examples of urinary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sooki worried about her mother, who had been admitted to a hospital near Rye Brook for a urinary tract infection. Ann Patchett, Harper's Magazine, "These Precious Days," 5 Jan. 2021 Roberts was suffering from a urinary tract infection which spread to her kidney and gall bladder, according to both men. NBC News, "Tanya Roberts, 'That '70s Show' star, dies at 65 a day after her death was prematurely announced," 5 Jan. 2021 Roberts' death was related to a urinary tract infection, Pingel said. CBS News, "Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and "That '70s Show" star, has died at 65 after premature death report," 5 Jan. 2021 According to Pingel, the cause of death was a urinary tract infection, which spread to Roberts‘ kidney, gallbladder, liver and finally her bloodstream. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "Actress Tanya Roberts dies at 65 not long after false death announcement," 5 Jan. 2021 On the other hand, fluffy suds and other bath additions that feature dyes and fragrances can increase your risk of yeast and urinary tract infections. Rachel Feltman, Popular Science, "To take the most relaxing bath ever, add some healthy tips," 3 Jan. 2021 First, get your pet checked out by a veterinarian to rule out physical conditions, such as a urinary tract infection if your pet urinates in inappropriate places. Lori M Teller, The Conversation, "How to help dogs and cats manage separation anxiety when their humans return to work," 28 Dec. 2020 June 2019: Many women in Tamil Nadu’s garment industry are given unlabelled pills for period pain which led to severe health issues ranging from depression and anxiety to urinary tract infection to fibroids and miscarriages. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Modi’s Make in India revolution is coming at the cost of Indian factory workers," 23 Dec. 2020 Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis will place 25 interns for one to two months to work with COVID-19 patients, though certain tasks will remain off-limits, such as inserting IVs or urinary catheters, said Tina Kvalheim, a nurse who runs the program. Grant Schulte, Anchorage Daily News, "Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help," 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of urinary

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of urinary was in 1578

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11 Jan 2021

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“Urinary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urinary. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce urinary (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of urinary

: relating to the parts of the body in which urine is produced and through which urine passes
: relating to or used for urine


uri·​nary | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce urinary (audio) \

Kids Definition of urinary

: of or relating to urine or the parts of the body through which it passes the urinary bladder


uri·​nary | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce urinary (audio) \

Medical Definition of urinary

1 : relating to, occurring in, or constituting the organs concerned with the formation and discharge of urine
2 : of, relating to, or for urine
3 : excreted as or in urine urinary sugar

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