urinary

adjective
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

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The kidney has about 1 million glomeruli, and in each one, hundreds of podocytes bridge the gap between the bloodstream and the urinary system. Stephen S. Hall, Science | AAAS, "What's your risk of kidney disease, heart attack, or diabetes? A single molecule can tell," 19 Apr. 2018 The robots already are small enough for our digestive system and urinary system. James Gorman, New York Times, "This Tiny Robot Walks, Crawls, Jumps and Swims. But It Is Not Alive.," 24 Jan. 2018 But at that point, the infection has probably been going on for a while and is moving up the urinary tract and into the body. Amy Marturana, SELF, "5 STDs You Can Have Without Knowing It," 28 Dec. 2018 According to PetMD, dirty litter boxes, the type of litter used, mounting stress, or various medical issues, including urinary tract infections and diabetes, may be to blame. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of That Cat Pee Smell on Carpets, Wood, and Upholstery," 17 Dec. 2018 One recent morning LisaRose Wright, 53, woke up with the telltale signs of a urinary tract infection. Barbara Brody, Woman's Day, "Here's Everything You Need to Know About Telemedicine," 23 Aug. 2018 Women know all too well about having a urinary tract infection (UTI). Amy Capetta, Redbook, "6 Signs of UTI That You'll Hopefully Never Experience," 6 Aug. 2018 That same year, Raylene’s 15-year-old brother died after falling ill from a urinary tract blockage. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Faith Healer Parents Plead Guilty in the Death of Baby After They Chose Prayer Over Medical Help," 10 July 2018 Anandkumar says the compound has shown effectiveness against lung, blood and urinary tract infections in animals. Ari Altstedter, Bloomberg.com, "The Startups Waging War Against Superbugs," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of urinary

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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urinary

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of urinary

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

urinary

adjective
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

urinary

adjective
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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