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enuresis

[en-yuh-ree-sis]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. lack of control of urination, especially during sleep; bed-wetting; urinary incontinence.

Origin of enuresis

1790–1800; < New Latin < Greek en- en-2 + ourē- (variant stem of oureîn to urinate) + -sis -sis
Related formsen·u·ret·ic [en-yuh-ret-ik] /ˌɛn yəˈrɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for enuresis

Historical Examples

  • It is the invariable experience that the enuresis then promptly stops.

    The Nervous Child

    Hector Charles Cameron

  • What enuresis signifies in this case is, from the Freudian standpoint, not difficult to understand.

  • We must drop it for quite three weeks, to give the enuresis a chance to stop.

  • I remembered my wise old woman, and asked: "When did the enuresis return?"

  • I mention convulsive attacks and enuresis nocturna, as pathological affections of her childhood which belong to my theme.


British Dictionary definitions for enuresis

enuresis

noun
  1. involuntary discharge of urine, esp during sleep
Derived Formsenuretic (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 enuresis

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

enuresis in Medicine

enuresis

(ĕn′yə-rēsĭs)
n.
  1. The uncontrolled or involuntary discharge of urine.
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