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Monday 10 September 2007

Adj. urethral

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Definition: In anatomy, the urethra is a tube that connects the urinary bladder to the urinary meatus for the removal of urine from the body.

In males, the urethra travels through the penis and also carries semen.

In human females (and in other primates), the urethra connects to the urinary meatus above the vagina.

See also

- urinary system