(||U*re"ter) n. [NL., fr. Gr. . See Urine.] (Anat.) The duct which conveys the urine from the
kidney to the bladder or cloaca. There are two ureters, one for each kidney.
(||U*re`ter*i"tis) n. [NL. See Ureter, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the ureter. Dunglison.
(U*reth"ane) n. (Chem.) A white crystalline substance, NH2.CO.OC2H5, produced by the
action of ammonia on ethyl carbonate. It is used somewhat in medicine as a hypnotic. By extension,
any one of the series of related substances of which urethane proper is the type.
(||U*re"thra) n. [L., fr. Gr. . See Urine.] (Anat.) The canal by which the urine is conducted
from the bladder and discharged.
Urethral fever (Med.), fever occurring as a consequence of operations upon the urethra.
(U*re"thral) a. Of or pertaining to the urethra.
(||U`re*thri"tis) n. [NL. See Urethra, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the urethra.
(U*re"thro*plas`ty) n. [Urethra + -plasty.] (Surg.) An operation for the repair of an injury
or a defect in the walls of the urethra. U*re`thro*plas"tic a.
(U*re"thro*scope) n. [Urethra + -scope.] (Med.) An instrument for viewing the interior of
(U`re*thros"co*py) n. (Med.) Examination of the urethra by means of the urethroscope.
(U*re"thro*tome) n. [Urethra + Gr. to cut.] An instrument for cutting a urethral stricture.
(U`re*throt"o*my) n. [Urethra + Gr. to cut.] (Surg.) An incision of the urethra, esp. incision
for relief of urethral stricture.
(U*ret"ic) a. [L. ureticus, Gr. . See Urine.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to the urine; diuretic; urinary; as,
(Urge) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Urged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Urging ] [L. urgere; akin to E. wreak. See
Wreak, v. t.]
1. To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
Through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight.Pope.
2. To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
My brother neverShak.
Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it.
3. To provoke; to exasperate. [R.]
Urge not my father's anger.Shak.
4. To press hard upon; to follow closely
Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave.Pope.
5. To present in an urgent manner; to press upon attention; to insist upon; as, to urge an argument; to
urge the necessity of a case.