urethra

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The urethra is labelled in these diagrams of the female and male genitourinary systems

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A learned borrowing from Ancient Greek οὐρήθρα ‎(ourḗthra, the passage for urine), from οὐρέω ‎(ouréō, to make water). Recorded in English since 1634.

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urethra ‎(plural urethras or urethrae)

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

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek οὐρήθρα ‎(ourḗthra).

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Noun[edit]

ūrēthra f ‎(genitive ūrēthrae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) urethra

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ūrēthra ūrēthrae
genitive ūrēthrae ūrēthrārum
dative ūrēthrae ūrēthrīs
accusative ūrēthram ūrēthrās
ablative ūrēthrā ūrēthrīs
vocative ūrēthra ūrēthrae

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