Urethra vs. Uterus

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(anatomy) The tube through which urine exits the body and, in penises, through which semen is ejaculated.


(anatomy) The womb, an organ of the female reproductive system in which the young are conceived and develop until birth.


The canal by which the urine is conducted from the bladder and discharged.


The organ of a female mammal in which the young are developed previous to birth; the womb.


duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct


A receptacle, or pouch, connected with the oviducts of many invertebrates in which the eggs are retained until they hatch or until the embryos develop more or less. See Illust. of Hermaphrodite in Append.


The urethra (from Greek οὐρήθρα – ourḗthrā) is a tube that connects the urinary bladder to the urinary meatus for the removal of urine from the body of both females and males. In human females and other primates, the urethra connects to the urinary meatus above the vagina, whereas in marsupials, the female's urethra empties into the urogenital sinus.Females use their urethra only for urinating, but males use their urethra for both urination and ejaculation.


a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus


The uterus (from Latin , plural uteri) or womb () is a major female hormone-responsive, secondary sex organ of the reproductive system in humans and most other mammals. Things occurring in the uterus are described with the term in utero.


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