Definition of urine
: waste material that is secreted by the kidney in vertebrates, is rich in end products of protein metabolism together with salts and pigments, and forms a clear amber and usually slightly acid fluid in mammals but is semisolid in birds and reptiles
urinousplay \ˈyər-ə-nəs, ˈyu̇r-\ adjective
Recent Examples of urine from the Web
In 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that schools in Oregon could compel athletes to take random urine tests in locker rooms.
That’s because a dairy cow typically excretes 25 liters of nitrogen-rich urine per day, according to industry body Dairy New Zealand.
Woods gave a urine sample, which will reveal what was in his system.
The best way [to tell if you're hydrated] is the color of your urine.
Breath tests showed no alcohol in his system, and Woods also agreed to a urine test.
A touch of realism was added thanks to the help of makeup artists with fake blood, urine and vomit, as well as prosthesis and special effects makeup to create injuries and wounds based on descriptions provided by medical doctors.
Investigators learned that Takashi Yamanouchi, 54, a homeless wanderer, had been living there continuously for three years – and had arranged everything very tidily, including the 300-plus plastic two-liter bottles of his urine.
The fluid from the Skene's glands is a combination of urine and prostate fluid.
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Origin and Etymology of urine
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin urina, from urinari to dive; akin to Sanskrit vār water and perhaps to Sanskrit varṣati it rains, Greek ourein to urinate
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
URINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of urine for English Language Learners
medical : waste liquid that collects in the bladder before leaving the body
URINE Defined for Kids
Definition of urine for Students
: the yellowish liquid produced by the kidneys and given off from the body as waste
Medical Definition of urine
: waste material that is secreted by the kidney, is rich in end products (as urea, uric acid, and creatinine) of protein metabolism together with salts and pigments, and forms a clear amber and usually slightly acid fluid
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