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enuresis

[en-yuh-ree-sis] /ˌɛn yəˈri sɪs/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
lack of control of urination, especially during sleep; bed-wetting; urinary incontinence.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < New Latin < Greek en- en-2 + ourē- (variant stem of oureîn to urinate) + -sis -sis
Related forms
enuretic
[en-yuh-ret-ik] /ˌɛn yəˈrɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for enuretic

enuresis

/ˌɛnjʊˈriːsɪs/
noun
1.
involuntary discharge of urine, esp during sleep
Derived Forms
enuretic (ˌɛnjʊˈrɛtɪk) adjective, noun
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek en-² + ourein to urinate, from ouron urine
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Word Origin and History for enuretic

enuresis

n.

1800, medical Latin, from Greek enourein "to urinate in," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + ourein "to urinate," from ouron (see urine).

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enuretic in Medicine

enuresis en·u·re·sis (ěn'yə-rē'sĭs)
n.
The uncontrolled or involuntary discharge of urine.

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