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[uh-noo r-ee-uh, uh-nyoo r-, an-yoo r-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. the absence or suppression of urine.
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Origin of anuria

From New Latin, dating back to 1830–40; see origin at an-1, -uria
Related formsan·u·ric, adjective
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Examples from the Web for anuria

Historical Examples

  • During the twenty-four hours following the operation there was anuria.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)


British Dictionary definitions for anuria


  1. pathol complete suppression of urine formation, often as the result of a kidney disorderCompare anuresis, oliguria
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from an- + Greek ouron urine
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Word Origin and History for anuria


1838, medical Latin, from Greek an-, privative prefix (see an- (1)), + ouron "urine" (see urine).

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anuria in Medicine


  1. The absence of urine formation.
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Related formsa•nuric (ə-nurĭk) adj.
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