urine

noun \ ˈyər-ən , ˈyu̇r- \

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

urinous

play \ˈyər-ə-nəs, ˈyu̇r-\ adjective

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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


URINE Defined for English Language Learners

urine

noun

Definition of urine for English Language Learners

  • medical : waste liquid that collects in the bladder before leaving the body


URINE Defined for Kids

urine

noun \ ˈyu̇r-ən \

Definition of urine for Students

:the yellowish liquid produced by the kidneys and given off from the body as waste

Medical Dictionary

urine

noun \ ˈyu̇r-ən \

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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