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[pol-ee-yoo r-ee-uh] /ˌpɒl iˈyʊər i ə/
noun, Pathology.
the passing of an excessive quantity of urine, as in diabetes, in certain nervous diseases, etc.
Origin of polyuria
From New Latin, dating back to 1875-80; See origin at poly-, -uria
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polyuric, adjective Unabridged
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(pathol, physiol) the state or condition of discharging abnormally large quantities of urine, often accompanied by a need to urinate frequently
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polyuric, adjective
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polyuria in Medicine

polyuria pol·y·u·ri·a (pōl'ē-yur'ē-ə)
Excessive passage of urine, as in diabetes. Also called hydruria.

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