retention of urine in the bladder.

Origin of anuresis

1895–1900; an-1 + Greek oúrēsis urination (see ureter, -sis)
Related formsan·u·ret·ic [an-yuh-ret-ik] /ˌæn yəˈrɛt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anuresis



pathol inability to urinate even though urine is formed by the kidneys and retained in the urinary bladderCompare anuria

Word Origin for anuresis

C20: New Latin, from an- + Greek ouresis urination, from ouron urine
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anuresis in Medicine




The inability to pass urine.
Related formsan′u•retic (-rĕtĭk) adj.
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