noun. a membrane-lined duct which transports urine to the exterior from the urinary bladder. With regard to males, it progresses via the penis's corpus spongiosum and additionally operates as a channel for semen during ejaculation. With regard to, females the urethra is fewer than 4 cm long and extends almost directly to an opening anterior to the vaginal orifice.

URETHRA: "Urinary tract infections are more common in males, due to their longer tract and urethra."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "URETHRA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/urethra/ (accessed December 6, 2022).


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