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[yoo r-uh-nal-uh-sis] /ˌyʊər əˈnæl ə sɪs/
noun, plural urinalyses
[yoo r-uh-nal-uh-seez] /ˌyʊər əˈnæl əˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
Medicine/Medical. an examination of the urine to determine the general health of the body and, specifically, kidney function, usually including measurement of pH, tests for protein, glucose, ketones, and blood, and microscopic evaluation of sediment obtained by centrifugation.
Origin of urinalysis
First recorded in 1885-90; urine + (an)alysis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for urinalyses


noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(med) analysis of the urine to test for the presence of disease by the presence of protein, glucose, ketones, cells, etc
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Word Origin and History for urinalyses


1889, from urine + analysis.

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urinalyses in Medicine

urinalysis u·ri·nal·y·sis (yur'ə-nāl'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. u·ri·nal·y·ses (-sēz')
Laboratory analysis of urine, used to help diagnose disease or detect a specific substance.

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urinalyses in Science
Laboratory analysis of urine, used to aid in the diagnosis of disease or to detect the presence of a specific substance, such as an illegal drug.
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