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 MP : 0000537 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, organ_slim, major_organ

definition
  • 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.
depicted by
  • https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/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.