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urine

[yoo r-in] /ˈyʊər ɪn/
noun
1.
the liquid-to-semisolid waste matter excreted by the kidneys, in humans being a yellowish, slightly acid, watery fluid.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Old French < Latin ūrīna
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  • Each of these metabolites is further metabolized and then excreted in the urine.
  • A pill that gives its male users an absurdly long and strong stream of urine.
  • When ingested by people it is metabolized rapidly and excreted in the urine.
  • The human body sheds skin cells and body oils, and exudes sweat, urine, and feces.
  • Depending on liver and kidney function, cocaine metabolites are detectable in urine.
  • The choice of antibiotic should preferably be guided by the result of urine culture.
British Dictionary definitions for urine

urine

/ˈjʊərɪn/
noun
1.
the pale yellow slightly acid fluid excreted by the kidneys, containing waste products removed from the blood. It is stored in the urinary bladder and discharged through the urethra related adjective uretic
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin ūrīna; related to Greek ouron, Latin ūrīnāre to plunge under water
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Word Origin and History for urine
n.

early 14c., from Old French urine (12c.), from Latin urina "urine," from PIE *ur- (cf. Greek ouron "urine"), variant of root *awer- "to moisten, flow" (cf. Sanskrit var "water," Avestan var "rain," Lithuanian jures "sea," Old English wær, Old Norse ver "sea," Old Norse ur "drizzling rain").

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urine in Medicine

urine u·rine (yur'ĭn)
n.
The waste product secreted by the kidneys that in mammals is a fluid that is yellow to amber in color, slightly acidic, and discharged from the body through the urethra.

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urine in Science
urine
  (yr'ĭn)   
A liquid containing multiple waste products of metabolism, especially urea and other nitrogenous compounds, that are filtered from the blood by the kidneys. Urine is stored in the urinary bladder and is excreted from the body through the urethra.
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urine in Culture

urine definition


The fluid produced by the kidneys, consisting of water and dissolved substances, that is stored in the bladder and discharged through the urethra. (See excretory system.)

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