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urinary

[yoo r-uh-ner-ee] /ˈyʊər əˌnɛr i/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to urine.
2.
pertaining to the organs secreting and discharging urine.
noun, plural urinaries. Archaic.
3.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Neo-Latin ūrīnārius. See urine, -ary
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Examples from the web for urinary
  • Today tetracycline is used to treat ailments ranging from acne flare-ups to urinary-tract infections.
  • urinary tract closure is life-threatening within hours.
  • It is also more common if a urinary catheter is placed.
  • The ureters are the two tubes which convey the urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder.
  • Afterward a urinary-tract infection put his life in jeopardy.
  • They are now working on detecting bacteria responsible for common urinary-tract infections.
  • We have successfully grown not only cartilage, bone and skin but urinary tract and liver tissue.
  • The urine is collected in the urinary bladder and, when it fills up, it is excreted via urethra into the outside environment.
  • The wall of the urinary bladder is built in such a way that there are several layers of cells.
  • urinary incontinence is the inability to control urination.
British Dictionary definitions for urinary

urinary

/ˈjʊərɪnərɪ/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or relating to urine or to the organs and structures that secrete and pass urine
noun (pl) -naries
2.
a reservoir for urine
3.
another word for urinal
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urinary in Medicine

urinary u·ri·nar·y (yur'ə-něr'ē)
adj.

  1. Relating to urine and its production, function, or excretion.

  2. Of or relating to the organs involved in the formation and excretion of urine.

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