[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for azotemic



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for azotemic


[ ăz′ə-tēmē-ə, ā′zə- ]


Related formsaz′o•temic (-mĭk) adj.

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