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[yoo r-uh-ner-ee] /ˈyʊər əˌnɛr i/
of or relating to urine.
pertaining to the organs secreting and discharging urine.
noun, plural urinaries. Archaic.
Origin of urinary
1570-80; < New Latin ūrīnārius. See urine, -ary Unabridged
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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


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

urinary u·ri·nar·y (yur'ə-něr'ē)

  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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