Definitions for urethrayʊˈri θrə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•re•thrayʊˈri θrə(n.)(pl.)-thrae; -thras.
a duct that conveys urine from the bladder to the exterior and, in most male mammals, also conveys semen.
Category: Anatomy, Zoology
Origin of urethra:
1625–35; < LL < Gk
duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
The tube through which urine exits the body and, in males, through which semen is ejaculated.
Origin: First coined 1634, from οὐρήθρα, from οὐρέω.
the canal by which the urine is conducted from the bladder and discharged
In anatomy, the urethra is a tube that connects the urinary bladder to the genitals for the removal of fluids from the body. In males, the urethra travels through the penis, and carries semen as well as urine. In female placental mammals, the urethra is shorter and emerges above the vaginal opening. Female placental mammals use their urethra only for urinating, but male placental mammals use their urethra for both urination and ejaculation. The external urethral sphincter is a striated muscle that allows voluntary control over urination.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A tube that transports URINE from the URINARY BLADDER to the outside of the body in both the sexes. It also has a reproductive function in the male by providing a passage for SPERM.
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