urethra

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First coined 1634, from Ancient Greek οὐρήθρα (ourḗthra, the passage for urine), from οὐρέω (ouréō, to make water).

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urethra (plural urethras or urethrae or urethræ)

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

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