Urine meaning

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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A liquid containing multiple waste products of metabolism, especially urea and other nitrogenous compounds, that are filtered from the blood by the kidneys. Urine is stored in the urinary bladder and is excreted from the body through the urethra.
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(physiology) Liquid excrement consisting of water, salts and urea, which is made in the kidneys, stored in the bladder, then released through the urethra.
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Origin of urine

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin ūrīna wē-r- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin Å«rÄ«na (“urine"), from Proto-Indo-European *uh₁r-, zero grade of *weh₁r- (“water, liquid, milk"). Related to *h₁ewHdÊ°rÌ¥- (see udder).
    From Wiktionary