from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of urethra.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word urethrae.


  • The commission also investigated claims that a gynaecologist at Natalspruit cut the urethrae of women on whom he performed hysterectomies.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1998

  • The bulbus urethrae being also a median structure, is occasionally found notched in the centre, and presenting a bifid appearance.

    Surgical Anatomy Joseph Maclise

  • The deep perinaeal fascia (triangular ligament) encloses between its two layers, C E, on either side of the urethra, the pudic artery, the artery of the bulb, Cowper's glands, and some muscular fibres occasionally to be met with, to which the name "Compressor urethrae" has been assigned.

    Surgical Anatomy Joseph Maclise

  • -- A posterior view of the parts seen in Fig. 10; a, the urethra divided in front of the prostate; b b, the levator prostatae muscle; c c, the compressor urethrae; d d, parts of the obturator muscles; e e, the anterior fibres of the levator ani muscle; f g, the triangular ligament enclosing between its layers the artery of the bulb,

    Surgical Anatomy Joseph Maclise

  • Fig. 10, Plate 58, exhibits a lateral view of the muscular parts which surround the membranous portion of the urethra and the prostate; a, the membranous urethra embraced by the compressor urethrae muscle; b, the levator prostatae muscle; c, the prostate; d, the anterior ligament of the bladder.

    Surgical Anatomy Joseph Maclise

  • They were females, and had two vaginae, two urethrae four labia minora, and two labia majora, one anus, but a double rectum divided by

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine 1896

  • It is not unusual to find ruptured urethrae following traumatism, and various explanations are given for it in the standard works on surgery.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine 1896

  • Among females, whose urethrae are short and dilatable, foreign bodies are often found in the bladder, and it is quite common for smaller articles of the toilet, such as hair-pins, to be introduced into the bladder, and there form calculi.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine 1896

  • "elevator urethrae," as passing beneath the urethra.

    Surgical Anatomy Joseph Maclise


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.