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anuresis

[ an-yuh-ree-sis ]

noun

  1. retention of urine in the bladder.


anuresis

/ ˌænjʊˈriːsɪs /

noun

  1. pathol inability to urinate even though urine is formed by the kidneys and retained in the urinary bladder Compare anuria


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Other Words From

  • an·u·ret·ic [an-y, uh, -, ret, -ik], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of anuresis1

1895–1900; an- 1 + Greek oúrēsis urination ( ureter, -sis )
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Word History and Origins

Origin of anuresis1

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

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