A duct from which semen and urine exit the body is an example of a urethra.
nounpl. -·thrae or -·thras
Origin of urethraLate Latin from Classical Greek our?thra from ouron, urine
nounpl. u·re·thras, or u·re·thrae
Origin of urethraLate Latin ūrēthra from Greek ourēthra from ourein to urinate
(plural urethras or urethrae or urethrÃ¦)
First coined 1634, from Ancient Greek Î¿á½ÏÎ®Î¸ÏÎ± (ourÄ“thra, “the passage for urine"), from Î¿á½ÏÎÏ‰ (oureÅ, “to make water").