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Meaning of "urethra" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD URETHRA

Via Late Latin from Greek ourēthra, from ourein to urinate.
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PRONUNCIATION OF URETHRA

urethra  [jʊˈriːθrə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF URETHRA

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Urethra is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES URETHRA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

urethra

Urethra

In anatomy, the urethra is a tube that connects the urinary bladder to the urinary meatus for the removal of fluids from the body. In male placental mammals, the urethra travels through the penis, and carries semen as well as urine. In female placental mammals, the urethra is shorter and emerges at the female external urethral orifice 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.

Definition of urethra in the English dictionary

The definition of urethra in the dictionary is the canal that in most mammals conveys urine from the bladder out of the body. In human males it also conveys semen.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH URETHRA


Mithra
ˈmɪθrə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE URETHRA

uremic
urena
urent
ureotelic
ureotelism
uresis
ureter
ureteral
ureteric
ureteritis
urethan
urethane
urethrae
urethral
urethritic
urethritis
urethroscope
urethroscopic
urethroscopy
uretic

WORDS THAT END LIKE URETHRA

agora
Alexandra
ancora
bra
camera
Dassehra
era
extra
Fra
hora
laura
opera
ora
para
pronephra
sera
sierra
tephra
terra
ultra

Synonyms and antonyms of urethra in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «urethra» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF URETHRA

Find out the translation of urethra to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of urethra from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «urethra» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

尿道
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

uretra
570 millions of speakers

English

urethra
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मूत्रमार्ग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الإحليل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уретры
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uretra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মূত্রনালী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

urètre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Uretra
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Harnröhre
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

尿道
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

요도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Uretra
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

niếu đạo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிறுநீர் வடிகுழாயிருப்பதால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मूत्रमार्ग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

üretra
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uretra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cewka moczowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

уретри
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uretra
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ουρήθρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uretra
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

urinrör
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

urinrør
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of urethra

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «URETHRA»

The term «urethra» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.941 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «URETHRA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about urethra

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «URETHRA»

Discover the use of urethra in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to urethra and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Genitourinary Radiology: Kidney, Bladder and Urethra: The ...
This book would be of particular interest to radiologists and radiologists-in training, who naturally are very cognizant of radiologic abnormalities, but who rarely, if ever, e
Vikram S. Dogra, Gregory T. MacLennan, 2012
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Thieme Atlas of Anatomy: Neck and Internal Organs
Left ureter Right semina vesicle Prostate Right ejaculatoryduct Urethra, prostatic part Right bulbourethral gland Bulb of penis (corpus spongiosum) Left vas deferens Urethra, membranous part Right epididymis External urethral sphincter Penis ...
Lawrence M. Ross, Edward D. Lamperti, 2006
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Adult and Pediatric Urology
For urethrography, nondilute Isovue 300 can be used for the injection of contrast into the urethra. URETHROGRAPHY Normal Anatomy The male urethra extends from the bladder neck to the external meatus, extending through the prostate ...
Jay Young Gillenwater, 2002
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Practical Observations on the Treatment of Strictures in the ...
OBSERVATIONS ON THE HUMAN URETHRA, SHEWING ITS INTERNAL STRUCTURE. \_From the Philosophical Transactions.'] The smallest additions to our knowledge of Human Anatomy, have ever met with the most liberal reception from ...
Sir Everard Home, 1821
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Clinical Pediatric Urology
The male urethra can be divided into anterior and posterior segments. The posterior segment is composed of the prostatic and membranous urethra while the anterior segment includes the bulbous and penile urethra. That area that runs from ...
A. Barry Belman, Lowell R. King, Stephen A. Kramer, 2001
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Encyclopedia of Health
Can urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) always be cured? Yes, almost always, although this depends on doing tests to identify the precise cause so that the appropriate treatment, usually an antibiotic, can be given. However, just taking the ...
‎2010
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Urologic Surgical Pathology
The urethra conveys urine from the urinary bladder to the exterior through the external urethral meatus. In males, it also serves as a conduit for semen. The epithelium of the urethra is derived from the urogenital sinus, which is formed when the ...
David G. Bostwick, Liang Cheng, 2008
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Textbook of Small Animal Surgery
Diseases of the urethra frequently result in partial or complete obstruction of the flow of urine. Total urethral obstruction is an emergency, and failure to alleviate obstruction results in uremia within 2 to 3 days and death within 3 to 6 days.21-44  ...
Douglas H. Slatter, 2003
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Microbial Inhabitants of Humans: Their Ecology and Role in ...
IgA- and IgM-producing plasma cells are present along the entire length of the penile urethra, and the epithelium expresses secretory component, the polymeric -IgA and -IgM transport molecule. IgA, IgG, and, to a lesser extent, IgM are present ...
Michael Wilson, 2005
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Human Microscopic Anatomy: An Atlas for Students of Medicine ...
The male urethra is divided into three portions: - Pars prostatica, or prostatic portion, about 2 cm long, traversing the prostate (see Plate 177) Pars membranacea, or membranous portion, about 18 mm long, passing through the urogenital ...
Radivoj V. Krstic, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «URETHRA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term urethra is used in the context of the following news items.
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Urethral Sling Procedure Treats Urinary Incontinence, Now …
The procedure involves the application of a tension-free tape underneath the urethra to provide support. The tape is a synthetic, non-absorbable thin mesh that ... «Benzinga, Jul 15»
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Experience One Long, Hard Kick In The Urethra With The New …
Okay. So it's not really a trailer for Season Two of BoJack Horseman. It's actually 20 pages of Dr. Who erotic fan faction, a recipe for soup, five different theories ... «PerezHilton.com, Jun 15»
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Road accidents increase risk of urethral injuries
A majority of urethral injuries result from either blunt trauma (usually associated with a pelvic fracture) to abdomen or straddle injury to the pelvis. People driving ... «Times of India, Jun 15»
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Jimmy Kimmel's penis surgeries: What happens when a urethra
“I don't know, the guy said your urethra is closing up and we need to operate on it, and they did,” he said. “And they said, 'Yeah, we didn't really get it. It didn't ... «Fox News, Mar 15»
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Female Ejaculation
Female ejaculation refers to a watery fluid that originates in the G-Spot and is secreted by the Skenes/Paraurethral Glands through the urethra before and/or ... «Madame Noire, Nov 14»
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Contests & Free Stuff
“Sounding refers to the insertion of foreign bodies into the urethra,” said Dr. Stephen H. King, MD, a board-certified urologist. “Under controlled medical ... «Washington City Paper, Oct 14»
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Netflix A scene from Netflix's new animated series "Bojack Horseman"
"I think the show is actually pretty solid for what it is. It's not Ibsen, sure, but look -- for a lot of people, life is just one long kick in the urethra. Sometimes when you ... «Indie Wire, Aug 14»
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You Won't Believe Where Her Vibrator Got Stuck (Seriously, You …
"There is a little hole that's your urethra, and your urine comes out of it," she said. ... a pinky-sized vibrator slipped out of his finger and went up the urethra. «Huffington Post, Jun 14»
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Savage Love A Hole New World
There are body-modification communities out there that showcase this type of procedure (urethral reroute/relocation), but I don't know where to start when it ... «TheStranger.com, May 14»
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Lizard crawls up the urethra of 'sexually adventurous' man
A man whose wife criticised him for not being more 'sexually adventurous' got more than he bargained for when a frolic in the great outdoors resulted in a lizard ... «TNT Magazine, Apr 14»

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