What does urethra mean?

Definitions for urethrayʊˈri θrə

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word urethra.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. urethra(noun)

    duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct


  1. urethra(Noun)

    The tube through which urine exits the body and, in males, through which semen is ejaculated.

  2. Origin: First coined 1634, from οὐρήθρα, from οὐρέω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Urethra(noun)

    the canal by which the urine is conducted from the bladder and discharged


  1. Urethra

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Urethra

    ū-rē′thra, n. the canal by which the urine is discharged from the bladder:—pl. Urē′thræ.—adjs. Urē′thral; Urēthrit′ic affected with urethritis.—n. Urēthrī′tis, inflammation of the urethra. [Gr.,—ouron, urine.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Urethra

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of urethra in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of urethra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lauren Streicher:

    Clearly, if you take stool and put it on your urethra, you're going to get an infection.

  2. Andrew A. Rooney:

    I just wish we knew a little less about his urethra and a little more about his arms sales to Iran.

  3. Riccardo Ricciardi Jr.:

    The way it works is small titanium implants are placed in the prostate to hold the obstructing tissue away from the urethra to relieve the obstruction.

  4. Leah Millheiser:

    To get that area [of the underwear] touching the anus all the way to the opening of urethra you’d have to pull it all the way around and really rub it around.

  5. Riccardo Ricciardi Jr.:

    The prostate is a gland that surrounds the urethra, and as men get older, the gland gets enlarged, and it squeezes on that tube so it restricts the flow of urine out of the bladder.

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