Definition of urethra noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//jʊˈriːθrə//
; NAmE NAmE//jʊˈriːθrə//
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the tube that carries liquid waste out of the body. In men and male animals sperm also flows along this tube. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from late Latin, from Greek ourēthra, from ourein ‘urinate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: urethra