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urinal

[yoo r-uh-nl] /ˈyʊər ə nl/
noun
1.
a flushable wall fixture, as in a public lavatory, used by men for urinating.
2.
a building or enclosure containing such fixtures.
3.
a receptacle to receive the urine of a person with urinary incontinence or that of a bedridden person.
Origin
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin ūrīnāle, neuter of ūrīnalis of urine. See urine, -al2
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British Dictionary definitions for urinal

urinal

/jʊˈraɪnəl; ˈjʊərɪ-/
noun
1.
a sanitary fitting, esp one fixed to a wall, used by men for urination
2.
a room containing urinals
3.
any vessel for holding urine prior to its disposal
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Word Origin and History for urinal
urinal
late 13c., "glass vial to receive urine for medical inspection," from O.Fr. urinal, from L.L. urinal, from L. urinalis (adj.) "relating to urine," from urina (see urine). Meaning "chamber pot" is from late 15c. Modern sense of "fixture for urinating (for men)" is attested from 1851.
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urinal in Medicine

urinal u·ri·nal (yur'ə-nəl)
n.
A vessel into which urine is passed.

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