anuresis

[ an-yuh-ree-sis ]
/ ˌæn yəˈri sɪs /

noun

retention of urine in the bladder.

Origin of anuresis

1895–1900; an-1 + Greek oúrēsis urination (see ureter, -sis)

Related forms

an·u·ret·ic [an-yuh-ret-ik] /ˌæn yəˈrɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anuresis

anuresis

/ (ˌænjʊˈriːsɪs) /

noun

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

anuresis

[ ăn′yə-rēsĭs ]

n.

The inability to pass urine.

Related forms

an′u•retic (-rĕtĭk) adj.
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