urethra [yoo-ree-thruh] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural u·re·thrae [yoo-ree-three] /yʊˈri θri/, u·re·thras. Anatomy.

  1. the membranous tube that extends from the urinary bladder to the exterior and that in the male conveys semen as well as urine.

Origin of urethra 1625–35; Late Latin Greek ourḗthra, equivalent to ourē- (see ureter) + -thra noun suffixRelated formsu·re·thral, adjectivesub·u·re·thral, adjectivetrans·u·re·thral, adjective Examples from the Web for urethra Contemporary Examples of urethra

  • In both cases, one of the frequent complications can be the stricture of the urethra.

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  • “For some people, life is just one long, hard kick in the urethra,” BoJack tells Charlie Rose.

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  • On a little reflection, though, the urethra as an object of erotic attention makes some sense.

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  • So it turns out the urethra, which can be a source of great pain, can also bring great pleasure.

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  • After all, the urethra is best known as a medical entity because of the painful, burning condition called urethritis.

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  • Historical Examples of urethra

  • Obliteration of a portion of the Urethra, remedied by an operation.

    North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826


  • Care must be taken not to go past the urethra at either side.

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery

    Joseph Bell

  • Instances are also on record where these larvæ have been discharged from the urethra.

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  • It is situated just at, or a trifle behind the orifice of the urethra.

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  • It will then be seen that the urethra is carried forward nearly an inch.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)


  • British Dictionary definitions for urethra urethra noun plural -thrae (-θriː) or -thras

    1. the canal that in most mammals conveys urine from the bladder out of the body. In human males it also conveys semen

    Derived Formsurethral, adjectiveWord Origin for urethra C17: via Late Latin from Greek ourēthra, from ourein to urinate Word Origin and History for urethra n.

    “canal through which urine is discharged from the bladder,” 1630s, from Late Latin urethra, from Greek ourethra “the passage for urine,” coined by Hippocrates from ourein “to urinate,” from ouron (see urine).

    urethra in Medicine urethra [yu-rē′thrə] n. pl. u•re•thras

    1. The canal through which urine is discharged from the bladder in most mammals and through which semen is discharged in the male.urogenital canal

    Related formsu•re′thral adj. urethra in Science urethra [yu-rē′thrə] Plural urethras urethrae (yu-rē′thrē)

    1. 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.

    urethra in Culture 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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