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Definition of Urethral opening, female

Urethral opening, 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 and opens above the vaginal opening, as indicated here:

Female Illustration - Urethral opening, female

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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