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Meaning of URINE

Pronunciation:  'yûrin

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine"; "the child had to make water"

URINE is a 5 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: pee, piddle, piss, water, weewee
 See Also: body waste, excrement, excreta, excretion, excretory product



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \U"rine\, n. [F. urine, L. urina; akin to urinari to
    plunge under water, to dive, Gr. ? urine; cf. Skr. v[=a]r
    water, Icel. ?r drizzling rain, AS. w[ae]r the sea.]
    In mammals, a fluid excretion from the kidneys; in birds and
    reptiles, a solid or semisolid excretion.
    Note: In man, the urine is a clear, transparent fluid of an
          amber color and peculiar odor, with an average density
          of 1.02. The average amount excreted in 24 hours is
          from 40 to 60 ounces (about 1,200 cubic centimeters).
          Chemically, the urine is mainly an aqueous solution of
          urea, salt (sodium chloride), and uric acid, together
          with some hippuric acid and peculiar pigments. It
          usually has an acid reaction, owing to the presence of
          acid phosphates of soda or free uric acid. Normally, it
          contains about 960 parts of water to 40 parts of solid
          matter, and the daily average excretion is 35 grams
          (540 grains) of urea, 0.75 gram (11 grains) of uric
          acid, and 16.5 grams (260 grains) of salt. Abnormally,
          it may contain sugar as in diabetes, albumen as in
          Bright's disease, bile pigments as in jaundice, or
          abnormal quantities of some one or more of the normal
  2. \U"rine\, v. i.
    To urinate. [Obs.] --Bacon.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Fluid containing water and waste products. Urine is made by the kidneys, stored in the bladder, and leaves the body through the urethra.