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Definition of "urethra" [u•re•thra]

  • The canal through which urine is discharged from the bladder in most mammals and through which semen is discharged in the male. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "urethra" in a sentence
  • "The urethra is a small tube that connects the bladder with the outside of the body."
  • "The urethra is the small tube that connects the bladder with the outside of the body."
  • "Calculi do not form so readily in women, for in them the urethra is short and wide, so that in them the urine is easily expelled; neither do they rub the pudendum with their hands, nor handle the passage like males; for the urethra in women opens direct into the pudendum, which is not the case with men, neither in them is the urethra so wide, and they drink more than children do."