Urinary pigments
Urinary U"ri*na*ry, a. [L. urina urine: cf. F. urinaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the urine; as, the urinary bladder; urinary excretions. [1913 Webster]

2. Resembling, or being of the nature of, urine. [1913 Webster]

{Urinary calculus} (Med.), a concretion composed of some one or more crystalline constituents of the urine, liable to be found in any portion of the urinary passages or in the pelvis of the kidney.

{Urinary pigments}, (Physiol. Chem.), certain colored substances, urochrome, or urobilin, uroerythrin, etc., present in the urine together with indican, a colorless substance which by oxidation is convertible into colored bodies. [1913 Webster]


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  • Urinary — U ri*na*ry, a. [L. urina urine: cf. F. urinaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the urine; as, the urinary bladder; urinary excretions. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling, or being of the nature of, urine. [1913 Webster] {Urinary calculus} (Med …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Urinary calculus — Urinary U ri*na*ry, a. [L. urina urine: cf. F. urinaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the urine; as, the urinary bladder; urinary excretions. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling, or being of the nature of, urine. [1913 Webster] {Urinary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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