urethral

urethra

[yoo-ree-thruh]
noun, plural urethrae [yoo-ree-three] , urethras. Anatomy.
the membranous tube that extends from the urinary bladder to the exterior and that in the male conveys semen as well as urine.

Origin:
1625–35; < Late Latin < Greek ourḗthra, equivalent to ourē- (see ureter) + -thra noun suffix

urethral, adjective
suburethral, adjective
transurethral, adjective
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urethra (jʊˈriːθrə)
 
n , pl -thrae, -thras
the canal that in most mammals conveys urine from the bladder out of the body. In human males it also conveys semen
 
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek ourēthra, from ourein to urinate]
 
u'rethral
 
adj

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urethra
"canal through which urine is discharged from the bladder," 1634, from L.L. urethra, from Gk. ourethra "the passage for urine," coined by Hippocrates from ourein "to urinate," from ouron (see urine).
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urethra u·re·thra (yu-rē'thrə)
n. pl. u·re·thras or u·re·thrae (-thrē)
The canal through which urine is discharged from the bladder in most mammals and through which semen is discharged in the male. Also called urogenital canal.


u·re'thral adj.
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urethra   (y-rē'thrə)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural urethras or urethrae (y-rē'thrē)
The duct through which urine passes from the bladder to the outside of the body in most mammals and some fish and birds. In males, the urethra passes through the penis and also serves as the duct for the release of sperm, which enter the urethra from the vas deferens.
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urethra [(yoo-ree-thruh)]

A tube through which urine moves from the urinary bladder out of the body. In the male, the urethra also acts as the passageway for semen.

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