azotemia

[ az-uh-tee-mee-uh, ey-zuh- ]
/ ˌæz əˈti mi ə, ˌeɪ zə- /

noun Pathology.

the accumulation of abnormally large amounts of nitrogenous waste products in the blood, as in uremic poisoning.

Nearby words

  1. azores,
  2. azores high,
  3. azorín,
  4. azotaemia,
  5. azote,
  6. azoth,
  7. azotic,
  8. azotize,
  9. azotobacter,
  10. azotos

Origin of azotemia

First recorded in 1895–1900; azote + -emia

Related formsaz·o·te·mic, adjective

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Word Origin and History for azotemic

azotemia

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for azotemic

azotemia

[ ăz′ə-tēmē-ə, ā′zə- ]

n.

uremia
Related formsaz′o•temic (-mĭk) adj.


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