the fibromuscular tubular canal through which urine is discharged from the bladder to the exterior via the external urinary meatus; in males, the urethra is joined by the ejaculatory ducts and serves as a passageway for semen during ejaculation, as well as a canal for urine during voiding; in females, the urethra is shorter and emerges above the vaginal opening [ http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/anna ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, organ_slim, major_organ

depicted by

Female:anatomy.png

id

UBERON:0000057

taxon notes

In human males, the urethra travels through the penis, and carries semen as well as urine. In females, the urethra is shorter and emerges above the vaginal opening.