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anuresis

[an-yuh-ree-sis]
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noun
  1. retention of urine in the bladder.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for anuresis

anuresis

noun
  1. pathol inability to urinate even though urine is formed by the kidneys and retained in the urinary bladderCompare anuria
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Word Origin

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

anuresis

(ăn′yə-rēsĭs)
n.
  1. The inability to pass urine.
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Related formsan′u•retic (-rĕtĭk) adj.
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