Origin of urineOld French from Classical Latin urina, urine from Indo-European an unverified form ?r-, variant, variety of base an unverified form awer-, to moisten, flow from source water, Classical Greek ouron, urine
A little doggie is in trouble for leaving urine on the floor.
Urine is a waste product of animals, typically liquid (solid in birds and reptiles) containing urea or uric acid.
An example of urine is the yellow fluid that squirts from between a dog's legs as it's lifting one leg to pee on a tree.
a waste product of vertebrates and many invertebrates, secreted by the kidneys or other excretory structures: in mammals, it is a yellowish liquid containing urea, certain salts, etc., which is stored in the bladder and discharged periodically from the body through the urethra; in birds, reptiles, etc., it is a solid or almost solid substance formed chiefly of uric acid
The waste product secreted by the kidneys that in mammals is a yellow to amber-colored, slightly acidic fluid discharged from the body through the urethra.
Origin of urineMiddle English from Old French from Latin ūrīna ; see wē-r- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural urines)
- inure, in ure
- Thymol may colour the urine green.
- About the same time William Charles Wells (1757-1817), a scientific investigator of remarkable power, and the author of a celebrated essay on dew, published observations on alterations in the urine, which, though little noticed at the time, were of great value as assisting in the important discovery made some years afterwards by Richard Bright.
- T' rhos, horse, o15pov, urine), benzoyl glycocoll or benzoyl amidoacetic acid, C 9 H 9 NO 3 or C 6 H 5 CO NH CH 2 CO 2 H, an organic acid found in the urine of horses and other herbivorae.
- In the interior organs there are indications of a compensating accumulation of blood, such as swelling of the spleen, engorgement (very rarely rupture) of the heart, with a feeling of oppression in the chest, and a copious flow of clear and watery urine from the congested kidneys.
- In the animal kingdom it occurs in the urine of diabetic patients and of persons addicted to alcohol.