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 In a statement, the Carter Center says that the former president has returned to the hospital over the weekend for a urinary tract infection. CNN, 24 Sep. 2021 The study — which analyzed cancers and cancer deaths among 30,000 firefighters between 1950 and 2009 — also discovered firefighters are more likely to develop cancers of the respiratory, digestive and urinary systems. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, 7 Sep. 2021 Over the next several months, Blakeney was in and out of medical facilities, where he was treated for problems including a urinary tract infection. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2021 But a 10-pound weight loss was not a common finding in a urinary-tract infection. New York Times, 26 Aug. 2021 Mammals like us have a urinary system that consists, in part, of two kidneys. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2021 Slight, skinny and silver-haired, Miranda is naturally chipper and feels that Fernández — who has survived other health scares in recent years such as prostate cancer, pulmonary thrombosis and a urinary tract infection — will pull through. Los Angeles Times, 20 Aug. 2021 In July, Fernández was admitted to the hospital for a urinary tract infection. Diana García, The Arizona Republic, 14 Aug. 2021 Doctors at a local emergency room had diagnosed a urinary tract infection and prescribed antibiotics, the daughter reported. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Aug. 2021

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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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“Urinary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urinary. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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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

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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