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u·re·thra

 (yo͝o-rē′thrə)
n. pl. u·re·thras or u·re·thrae (-thrē)
The canal through which urine is discharged from the bladder in most mammals and through which semen is discharged in the male.

[Late Latin ūrēthra, from Greek ourēthra, from ourein, to urinate.]

u·re′thral adj.

urethra

(jʊˈriːθrə)
n, pl -thrae (-θriː) or -thras
(Anatomy) the canal that in most mammals conveys urine from the bladder out of the body. In human males it also conveys semen
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek ourēthra, from ourein to urinate]
uˈrethral adj

u•re•thra

(yʊˈri θrə)

n., pl. -thrae (-thrē), -thras.
a duct that conveys urine from the bladder to the exterior and, in most male mammals, also conveys semen.
[1625–35; < Late Latin < Greek]
u•re′thral, adj.

u·re·thra

(yo͝o-rē′thrə)
The duct through which urine passes from the bladder to the outside of the body in most mammals and some fish and birds. In most male mammals, the urethra also releases sperm during reproduction.

urethra

The passage taking urine from the bladder to outside the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.urethra - duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital ducturethra - duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
apparatus urogenitalis, genitourinary apparatus, genitourinary system, systema urogenitale, urinary apparatus, urinary system, urogenital apparatus, urogenital system - the system that includes all organs involved in reproduction and in the formation and voidance of urine
urinary tract - the organs and tubes involved in the production and excretion of urine
external orifice, urethral orifice - the orifice through which urine is discharged
vulva - external parts of the female genitalia
penis, phallus, member - the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
musculus sphincter urethrae, urethral sphincter - a striated sphincter muscle that constricts the urethra
Translations
إحليل
uretra
uretro
میزراه
שופכה
mokraćna cijev
uretra
þvagrás
尿道
요도
urethra
šlaplė
urinebuis
močová rúra
sečnicauretra
urinrör
üretra
尿道

urethra

[jʊəˈriːθrə] N (urethras or urethrae (pl)) [jʊˈriːθriː]uretra f

urethra

nHarnröhre f, → Urethra f (spec)

urethra

[jʊəˈriːθrə] n (Anat) → uretra

ure·thra

n. uretra, canal o conducto urinario.

urethra

n uretra
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Zhang Nan from Hubei province, China, was relaxing in a spa bath with live eels to let them feed on his dead skin, when one of the eels started travelling up urethra of the 56-year-old.
Urethral calculi are already an uncommon entity and giant calculi in the urethra are extremely rare.
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These germs or bacteria are actually present in our large intestines as well as in the stool and once they enter the urethra, the travel all the way to the bladder and cause infection.