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[ol-i-gyoo r-ee-uh] /ˌɒl ɪˈgyʊər i ə/
noun, Pathology.
scantiness of urine due to diminished secretion.
Also, oliguresis
[ol-i-gyoo-ree-sis] /ˌɒl ɪ gyʊˈri sɪs/ (Show IPA)
Origin of oliguria
First recorded in 1895-1900; olig- + -uria
Related forms
[ol-i-gyoo-ret-ik] /ˌɒl ɪ gyʊˈrɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for oliguria
Historical Examples
  • oliguria is a common symptom of both adult and infantile scurvy.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
  • It is interesting to learn that oliguria occurs commonly in both adult and infantile beriberi.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
British Dictionary definitions for oliguria


excretion of an abnormally small volume of urine, often as the result of a kidney disorder Compare anuria
Derived Forms
oliguretic (ˌɒlɪɡjʊˈrɛtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from oligo- + -uria
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Word Origin and History for oliguria

1843, from oligo- "small, little," + -uria, from Greek ouron "urine" (see urine).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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oliguria in Medicine

oliguria ol·i·gu·ri·a (ŏl'ĭ-gyur'ē-ə)
Abnormally slight or infrequent urination.

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