anuresis

[ an-yuh-ree-sis ]
/ ˌæn yəˈri sɪs /

noun

retention of urine in the bladder.

Nearby words

  1. anug,
  2. anulus,
  3. anunnaki,
  4. anuradhapura,
  5. anuran,
  6. anuretic,
  7. anuria,
  8. anurous,
  9. anus,
  10. anuszkiewicz

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

/ (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 formsan′u•retic (-rĕtĭk) adj.


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