[az-uh-tee-mee-uh, ey-zuh-]
noun Pathology.
  1. the accumulation of abnormally large amounts of nitrogenous waste products in the blood, as in uremic poisoning.

Origin of azotemia

First recorded in 1895–1900; azote + -emia
Related formsaz·o·te·mic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Word Origin and History for azotemia

1900, also azotaemia, from azot- (see azo-) + Greek haima "blood" (see -emia).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

azotemia in Medicine


[ăz′ə-tēmē-ə, ā′zə-]
  1. uremia
Related formsaz′o•temic (-mĭk) adj.
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