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

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  • Urethra — Gray s subject #256 1234 Artery Inferior vesical artery Middle rectal artery Internal pudendal artery Vein …   Wikipedia

  • urethra — canal through which urine is discharged from the bladder, 1630s, from L.L. urethra, from Gk. ourethra the passage for urine, coined by Hippocrates from ourein to urinate, from ouron (see URINE (Cf. urine)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • urethra — [yoo rē′thrə] n. pl. urethrae [yo͞o rē′thrē΄] or urethras [LL < Gr ourēthra < ouron, URINE] the duct through which urine is discharged from the bladder in most mammals: in the male, semen is also discharged through the urethra urethral adj …   English World dictionary

  • Urethra — U*re thra, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?. See {Urine}.] (Anat.) The canal by which the urine is conducted from the bladder and discharged. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Urēthra — (gr.), die Harnröhre. Urethrämorrhagie, Blutfluß aus der Harnröhre. Urethralgie, Schmerz in der Harnröhre. Urethralis blennorrhoea, die Gonorrhöe. Urethremphraxis (Urethrophraxia), Verstopfung der Harnröhre. Urethreurvter, Ausdehnungswerkzeug der …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Urēthra — (lat.), die Harnröhre (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Urethra — Urēthra (grch.), Harnröhre; Urethrītis, Entzündung der Harnröhre; Urethrālstriktur, Harnröhrenverengerung; Urethroskopīe, Untersuchung der Harnröhre mittels Urethroskōps oder Endoskops (s.d.); Urethrospasmus, Harnröhrenkrampf; Urethrotomīe,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • urethra — ► NOUN Anatomy & Zoology ▪ the duct by which urine is conveyed out of the body, and which in male vertebrates also conveys semen. DERIVATIVES urethral adjective. ORIGIN Greek our thra, from ourein urinate …   English terms dictionary

  • urethra — urethral, adj. /yoo ree threuh/, n., pl. urethrae / three/, urethras. Anat. the membranous tube that extends from the urinary bladder to the exterior and that in the male conveys semen as well as urine. [1625 35; < LL < Gk ouréthra, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • Urethra — Die Harnröhre (lat. Urethra) beginnt am unteren Ende der Harnblase und mündet bei männlichen Säugetieren auf der Eichel, bei weiblichen im Scheidenvorhof. Sie dient bei beiden Geschlechtern der Ausscheidung des Urins, bei männlichen Säugetieren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Urethra — The transport tube leading from the bladder to discharge urine outside the body. In males, the urethra travels through the penis, and carries semen as well as urine. In females, the urethra is shorter than in the male and emerges above the… …   Medical dictionary

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