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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Urine  \U"rine\,  v.  i. 
  To  urinate.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Urine  \U"rine\,  n.  [F.  urine,  L.  urina;  akin  to  urinari  to 
  plunge  under  water,  to  dive,  Gr  ?  urine;  cf  Skr.  v[=a]r 
  water,  Icel.  ?r  drizzling  rain,  AS  w[ae]r  the  sea.] 
  In  mammals,  a  fluid  excretion  from  the  kidneys;  in  birds  and 
  reptiles,  a  solid  or  semisolid  excretion. 
  Note:  In  man,  the  urine  is  a  clear,  transparent  fluid  of  an 
  amber  color  and  peculiar  odor,  with  an  average  density 
  of  1.02.  The  average  amount  excreted  in  24  hours  is 
  from  40  to  60  ounces  (about  1,200  cubic  centimeters). 
  Chemically,  the  urine  is  mainly  an  aqueous  solution  of 
  urea,  salt  (sodium  chloride),  and  uric  acid,  together 
  with  some  hippuric  acid  and  peculiar  pigments.  It 
  usually  has  an  acid  reaction,  owing  to  the  presence  of 
  acid  phosphates  of  soda  or  free  uric  acid.  Normally,  it 
  contains  about  960  parts  of  water  to  40  parts  of  solid 
  matter,  and  the  daily  average  excretion  is  35  grams 
  (540  grains)  of  urea,  0.75  gram  (11  grains)  of  uric 
  acid,  and  16.5  grams  (260  grains)  of  salt.  Abnormally, 
  it  may  contain  sugar  as  in  diabetes,  albumen  as  in 
  Bright's  disease,  bile  pigments  as  in  jaundice,  or 
  abnormal  quantities  of  some  one  or  more  of  the  normal 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  liquid  excretory  product;  "there  was  blood  in  his  urine"; 
  "the  child  had  to  make  water"  [syn:  {piss},  {pee},  {piddle}, 
  {weewee},  {water}] 

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