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[uh-noo r-ee-uh, uh-nyoo r-, an-yoo r-] /əˈnʊər i ə, əˈnyʊər-, ænˈyʊər-/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
the absence or suppression of urine.
Origin of anuria
From New Latin, dating back to 1830-40; See origin at an-1, -uria
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anuric, adjective Unabridged
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(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

1838, medical Latin, from Greek an-, privative prefix (see an- (1)), + ouron "urine" (see urine).

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anuria in Medicine

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

a·nu'ric (ə-nur'ĭk, ə-nyur'-) adj.
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