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diuresis

[dahy-uh-ree-sis] /ˌdaɪ əˈri sɪs/
noun
1.
increased discharge of urine.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Neo-Latin < Greek diourē- (verbid stem of dioureîn to urinate) + -sis -sis; see diuretic
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diuresis

/ˌdaɪjʊˈriːsɪs/
noun
1.
excretion of an unusually large quantity of urine
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin, from Greek diourein to urinate
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Word Origin and History for diuresis
n.

medical Latin, from Greek diourein "to urinate" (see diuretic) + -esis.

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diuresis in Medicine

diuresis di·u·re·sis (dī'ə-rē'sĭs)
n.
Discharge of urine, especially in unusually large amounts.

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