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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.]
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]
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]
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.
The passage taking urine from the bladder to outside the body.
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|Noun||1.||urethra - 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
vulva - external parts of the female genitalia
urethra[jʊəˈriːθrə] N (urethras or urethrae (pl)) [jʊˈriːθriː] → uretra f
urethra[jʊəˈriːθrə] n (Anat) → uretra
n. uretra, canal o conducto urinario.