- scantiness of urine due to diminished secretion.
Also ol·i·gu·re·sis [ol-i-gyoo-ree-sis] /ˌɒl ɪ gyʊˈri sɪs/.
Origin of oliguria
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Examples from the Web for oliguria
Oliguria is a common symptom of both adult and infantile scurvy.
It is interesting to learn that oliguria occurs commonly in both adult and infantile beriberi.
- excretion of an abnormally small volume of urine, often as the result of a kidney disorderCompare anuria
C19: from oligo- + -uria
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Word Origin and History for oliguria
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- Abnormally slight or infrequent urination.
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