Urination, the act of urinating. The word "micturition" comes from the Latin "micturire" which has a slightly different meaning, namely "to want to urinate." [A contribution entitled "Fetal Micturition" to The New England Journal of Medicine (338:170) shows ultrasound images of a fetus urinating at 32 weeks of gestation!]
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1. SYN: urination. 2. The desire to urinate. 3. Frequency of urination. [L. micturio, to desire to make water]

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mic·tu·ri·tion .mik-chə-'rish-ən, .mik-tə- n URINATION
mic·tu·ri·tion·al -əl adj

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mic·tu·ri·tion (mik″tu-rĭґshən) [L. micturire to urinate] urination.

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  • Micturition — Mic tu*ri tion, n. [L. micturire to desire to make water, v. desid. fr. mingere, mictum, to make water.] The act of voiding urine; urination; also, a morbidly frequent passing of the urine, in consequence of disease. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • micturition — (n.) 1725, the need very badly to urinate, from L. micturitum, from pp. of micturire to desire to urinate, desiderative of mingere to urinate, from PIE *meigh to urinate (Cf. Skt. mehati urinates; Avestan maezaiti urinates; Gk. omeikhein to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • micturition — [mik΄tyo͞o rish′ən, mik΄tərish′ən] n. [< L micturitus, pp. of micturire, to desire to urinate < mingere, to urinate < meiere, to urinate < IE base * meiĝh > MASH] the act of urinating …   English World dictionary

  • micturition — noun see micturate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • micturition — /mik cheuh rish euhn/, n. the act of passing urine; urination. [1715 25; < L micturi(re) to desire to urinate (see MICTURATE) + TION] * * * …   Universalium

  • micturition — noun urination …   Wiktionary

  • micturition — (mi ktu ri sion) s. f. Terme de médecine. Besoin fréquent de rendre l urine. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. micturire, désidératif de mingere (voy. miction) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • micturition — mic·tu·ri·tion || ‚mɪktjÉ™ rɪʃn / jÊŠ n. urination; unhealthy tendency toward urination …   English contemporary dictionary

  • micturition — mic·tu·ri·tion …   English syllables

  • micturition — n.; see urination …   The new mediacal dictionary