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

Examples of urinary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Susan cried in pain from a urinary tract infection, Ami sent an ambulance to fetch her on the nearest paved road. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 For years, pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice. NBC News, 2 May 2022 Last year, the organization retired its guidance for treating urinary tract infections in infants and children from ages 2 months to 24 months after questions arose over the different treatment of children of color. Jennifer Calfas, WSJ, 2 May 2022 For years, pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice. Lindsey Tanner, ajc, 2 May 2022 These practices put those who menstruate at risk of skin irritations and urogenital infections, including urinary tract infections and bacterial vaginosis. Moms Helping Moms, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Some resorted to the physical discomfort of trying to avoid the bathrooms for an entire school day, leading to urinary tract infections. Laura Newberry, Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2022 On the fungal side, the pathogen Candida albicans can cause several symptoms in humans, including vaginal, urinary tract, skin and oral infections. Quanta Magazine, 27 Apr. 2022 The most common symptoms in pets exposed to cannabis included disorientation, lethargy, abnormal or uncoordinated movements such as swaying, lowered heart rate and urinary incontinence. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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4 Jun 2022

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“Urinary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urinary. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for urinary

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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