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Definition of Urethral meatus, female

Urethral meatus, female: The urethra is the transport tube leading from the bladder to discharge urine outside the body. In females the urethra is shorter than in the male. The meatus (opening) of the female urethra is above the vaginal opening, as indicated here:

Female Illustration - Urethral meatus, female

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8879
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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