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anuria

[uh-noo r-ee-uh, uh-nyoo r-, an-yoo r-] /əˈnʊər i ə, əˈnyʊər-, ænˈyʊər-/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the absence or suppression of urine.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin; see an-1, -uria
Related forms
anuric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anuria

anuria

/əˈnjʊərɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) complete suppression of urine formation, often as the result of a kidney disorder Compare anuresis, oliguria
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from an- + Greek ouron urine
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Word Origin and History for anuria
anuria
1838, from medical L., from anuria, from Gk. an-, privative prefix, + ouron "urine" (see urine).
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anuria in Medicine

anuria a·nu·ri·a (ə-nur'ē-ə, ə-nyur'-)
n.
The absence of urine formation.


a·nu'ric (ə-nur'ĭk, ə-nyur'-) adj.
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