[ an-yuh-ree-sis ]
/ ˌæn yəˈri sɪs /
retention of urine in the bladder.
Related formsan·u·ret·ic [an-yuh-ret-ik] /ˌæn yəˈrɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anuresis
/ (ˌænjʊˈriːsɪs) /
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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Medicine definitions for anuresis
[ ăn′yə-rē′sĭs ]
The inability to pass urine.
Related formsan′u•ret′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.
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