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a combining form with the meanings “presence in the urine” of that specified by the initial element (albuminuria; pyuria), “condition of the urinary tract,” “tendency to urinate,” as specified (polyuria).
Origin of -uria
< Greek -ouria. See uro-1, -ia Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -uria


combining form
indicating a diseased or abnormal condition of the urine: dysuria, pyuria
Derived Forms
-uric, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from Greek -ouria, from ouron urine
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-uria in Medicine

-uria suff.

  1. The condition of having a specified substance in the urine: aciduria.

  2. The condition of having a specified kind of urine: polyuria.

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