[uh-noo r-ee-uh, uh-nyoo r-, an-yoo r-]

noun Medicine/Medical.

the absence or suppression of urine.

Nearby words

  1. anunnaki,
  2. anuradhapura,
  3. anuran,
  4. anuresis,
  5. anuretic,
  6. anurous,
  7. anus,
  8. anuszkiewicz,
  9. anvers,
  10. anvil

Origin of anuria

From New Latin, dating back to 1830–40; see origin at an-1, -uria

Related formsan·u·ric, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for anuria



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

Word Origin for anuria

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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Medicine definitions for anuria




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

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